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Published: 29 September 2016

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190464257

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America Abroad

Why the Sole Superpower Should Not Pull Back from the World

Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth

  • Provides a new and better way to think about the international system that emerged in the wake of the USSR's collapse, one that provides a more nuanced understanding of the significance of China's rise and thereby avoids the "everything is changing" vs "nothing is changing" stalemate in the current debate
  • Shows that although rise of China has not ended America's career as the sole superpower, it is a significant shift that alters the strategic landscape and demands adjustments
  • Provides a new conceptual framework for thinking about the stages between a great power and a superpower

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