For Europe and Asia, There’s a New Sheriff in Town

If anarchy begets hegemony, then to keep the global peace, the international order requires an adult in the room, a role the president of the United States now seems incapable of filling. Luckily for everyone else, China and Germany are ready and willing to audition.

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For Europe and Asia, There’s a New Sheriff in Town

John Mearsheimer argues that because the international order is an anarchic system in which no centralized authority exists to enforce peace and justice, states must utilize self-help against the uncertainty of other states’ intentions. The best way to do that is to amass as much relative power as possible – that is, to become a hegemon.

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