After Victory

  title={After Victory},
  author={Gilford John Ikenberry},
The end of the Cold War was a “big bang” reminiscent of earlier moments after major wars, such as the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the end of the world wars in 1919 and 1945. But what do states that win wars do with their newfound power, and how do they use it to build order? This book examines postwar settlements in modern history, arguing that powerful countries do seek to build stable and cooperative relations, but the type of order that emerges hinges on their ability to make… 
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Chapter 1 In Search of the Post-Cold War World Order : Questions , Issues , and Perspectives
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its third decade. What for many theorists should never have happened and, if it did, should have been only a fleeting moment is now an enduring and, in fact, defining feature of world politics in the
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Over the past twenty-five years, the United States has moved from optimism to considerable pessimism about its role to do well in the world. Indeed, President George H.W. Bush’s “New World Order”
Theories of War in an Era of Leading-Power Peace Presidential Address, American Political Science Association, 2001
  • R. Jervis
  • Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 2002
The motor of international politics has been war among the leading states. The most developed states in the international system—the United States, Western Europe, and Japan—form what Karl Deutsch