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The Era of American Primacy Is Far from Over

The Era of American Primacy Is Far from Over

Washington is still the global top dog—but it will need to work harder to stay on top regionally.

This is the eighth in a series of essays on the future of American primacy. You can read the previous essay, “Can America Be the World's Umpire?” by Christopher A. Preble, here.

Hal Brands is Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. His most recent book is Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order.

Image: An F-35C on the deck of the USS George Washington. US Navy photo.