Unrest Assured: Why Unipolarity Is Not Peaceful

@article{Monteiro2012UnrestAW,
  title={Unrest Assured: Why Unipolarity Is Not Peaceful},
  author={Nuno P. Monteiro},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={9-40}
}
The United States has been at war for thirteen of the twenty-two years since the Cold War ended and the world became unipolar. Still, the consensual view among international relations theorists is that unipolarity is peaceful. They base this view on two assumptions: first, the unipole will guarantee the global status quo and, second, no state will balance against it. Both assumptions are problematic. First, the unipole may disengage from a particular region, thus removing constraints on… 
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