Command of the Commons: The Military Foundation of U.S. Hegemony

@article{Posen2003CommandOT,
  title={Command of the Commons: The Military Foundation of U.S. Hegemony},
  author={Barry r. Posen},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2003},
  volume={28},
  pages={5-46}
}
Since the end of the Cold War, scholars, commentators, and practitioners of foreign policy have debated what structure of world power would follow the bipolar U.S.-Soviet competition, and what U.S. foreign policy would replace containment. Those who hypothesized a long “unipolar moment” of extraordinary U.S. relative power have proven more prescient than those who expected the relatively quick emergence of a multipolar world.1 Those who recommended a policy of “primacy”—essentially hegemony—to… Expand
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