Chinese Hegemony? Probably not

International order is in flux.  With the U.S. governed by the racist grifter Donald Trump and a complicit in his crimes Republican party American leadership of the liberal international order is in serious question.  So what comes next?  It’s an interesting time in that there is a space for a more virtuous and left wing […]

Hegemonic Abdication Theory

(Image Source: https://www.h-schmidt.net/map/) Steve Saideman recently wrote a blog post about “Hegemonic Abdication Theory.”  Driven to exasperation about the latest news on the gutting of the State Department, Saideman writes: “Looks like we need to develop some new theory as Trump/Tillerson/Kushner/etc are now doing something that might unprecedented: simply giving up a country’s position as the main […]