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Multipolarity

2013 and Beyond: Entering the Xi Jinping Decade

David Gosset | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
David Gosset

While the past 10 years saw the end of a West-centered global order, the coming decade will give shape to a multipolar system in which the "Asian Mediterranean" -- the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +3 (China, Japan and South Korea) -- will affirm its importance.

Horses and Bayonets

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

It is no longer superpower states such as Germany or Russia or China that threaten the peace, but weak states, rogue states and failed states. The asymmetry between traditional military macro-power and the micro-tactics of terrorists, hackers and religion-driven martyrs has become our greatest military challenge.

Japan Must Shake Off U.S.-Style Globalization

Yukio Hatoyama | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yukio Hatoyama

How should Japan maintain its political and economic independence and protect its national interest when caught between the U.S., which is fighting to retain its position as the world's dominant power, and China, which is seeking ways to become dominant?