THE LONELY SUPERPOWER + BULLY OF THE FREE WORLD [2 PAPERS] [ Samuel P + Wills, Garry Huntington] on *FREE* shipping on. HeinOnline — 78 Foreign Aff. 35 HeinOnline — 78 Foreign Aff. 36 HeinOnline — 78 Foreign Aff. 37 HeinOnline — 78 Foreign Aff. 38 5 He argues that the United States, the lone superpower, is in fact a “lonely The purpose of this paper is to examine Huntington’s argument more closely.

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Charles Ritchie noted to his diary in July that American officials “are everywhere, into everything-a wedding in Nepal, a strike in British Guinea, the remotest Greek island, the furthest outport of Donegal, the banks of the Limpopo. Exactly which contingencies merit preparation? International Regulatory Regimes The United States strongly objected to the flat ban on anti-personnel landmines being proposed by the international conference.

The United States government penalized those countries which failed to gain certification by refusing them access to American funding.

A hyperpower, I have suggested, is a country with both superordinate power and a deep interest in having its interests prevail over others, large and small, on both important and unimportant matters-and a concomitant lack of indulgence. The United States should be prepared to assert “American interests and values” anywhere superrpower the world, unilaterally if necessary.

Hintington in all these conflicts of interest, there is a zealous effort to ensure that American interests prevail, as this brief sketch of episodes that span the post-Cold War era suggests: It is alien to the American temper, which tends to lurch between isolationism and idealism.

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Joining with other mine users and producers, such as Russia and China, the Clinton administration lone,y to sign the draft treaty, which came into effect in March after states ratified it. Force was also used in Somalia in and to bring an end to the civil-war huntinngton famine in that country, and then to intervene in that civil war.


In the ten years afterthe United States has used force, unilaterally or in concert with its allies, against a number of countries. Calleo has noted, hegemonic stability theory has seized the American imagination. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Moreover, these public goods, by their very nature, are deemed to be “good” for whomever is out there consuming them. This works with not only in the case of those issues loonely the United States government seeks to change the behaviour of other governments for example, to abandon legislation deemed harmful to American interests or to adopt voluntary restraints on exports of a product to the United Statesbut also in the case of those issues where other governments are seeking to change the behaviour of the United States government for example, to pay UN arrears or sign a convention on banning anti-personnel landmines.

Force was used against Sudan and Iraq in retaliation for the bombing of American embassies in eastern Africa. Inwith Europe a guttering ruin, the British Empire a hollow shell and the Soviet Union still reeling from the loss of 27 million people during World War II, huntingtoh United States was the world’s sole superpower.

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To maintain and encourage a more vibrant and open global economy, Americans created the post recovery of both Europe and Japan, by donating billions of dollars in aid and opening its markets to their products, and working tirelessly to forge an open and liberal trading system for the benefit of all.

Write a customer review. For decades the Canadian government has sought to protect different areas of indigenous culture, mainly by trying to make it easier for Canadian cultural products to compete with American culture. On the contrary, it has grown to the dominant force in world politics. According to this view, the political community established in the “New World” was to be different than that of the “Old,” that it was to be a “city upon a hill” as John Winthrop put it originally in the early 17th century.


Induring the debate on NATO enlargement, Helms openly denigrated the Europeans on the floor of the Senate, claiming that “the European Union could not fight its way out of a wet paper bag.

It was precisely this rivalry that defined the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers. Its dominance, which seemed so fragile to so many in the late s, seems undisputed today; both the capacity and the willingness of superpowerr government in Washington to shape world politics in ways that are fundamentally consonant with American definitions of interest seem untrammeled.

As Andrew Cooper, Richard Higgott, and I have argued elsewhere,22 American “leadership” in the Gulf conflict often consisted of taking crucial decisions unilaterally and depending superpoder American dominance to bind the smaller allies to the United States.

The first huge gap appeared as the Soviet Union’s superpower status disintegrated, accelerating the considerable distance that was already evident in the s: Each had a military capacity that controlled the fate of humankind. For the United States to “fall” relative to the other majors, it would have to experience a disaster of the most catastrophic kind that affected only Americans and their economy-and no others.

In short, as Lloyd Axworthy, the Canadian foreign minister, put it inthe United States was increasingly acting “without regard to the interests of others. Get to Know Us.

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Perhaps this is why it is so popular among Americans.