The unipololar moment is over. When will the US get it?

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Samuel Gardner-Bird

“Despite the National Security Strategy’s recent declaration that ‘the post-Cold War era is definitively over,’ the United States is still unwilling to state what the international system has become in its wake: increasingly multipolar. Rather than rethinking first order assumptions about foreign policy, the United States appears destined to press on its quest for global hegemony — committing thousands of troops to Europe, preparing for a ‘strategic competition’ with China in the Indo-Pacific, and rubber stamping a bloated military budget. Unfortunately, as yesterday’s panelists revealed, the rest of the world is unlikely to join in any U.S. crusade to ‘defend democracy’ or line up to support a ‘rules-based order’: a phrase riddled with too many inconsistencies to remain credible.” (11/15/22)