Beyond American Hegemony

The United States should abandon its futile attempt to secure global hegemony in favor of a concert-of-power foreign-policy strategy.

Issue: May-June 2007

THAT THE foreign policy of George W. Bush has been a catastrophic failure is disputed by none today except for a dwindling number of diehards on the neoconservative right. But there is no consensus on the scope of the failure. Has a sound global grand strategy been poorly implemented, at the operational and tactical level, in Iraq and elsewhere? Or is the failure much deeper than that? Is the grand strategy the Bush Administration has pursued inherently flawed?

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