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Cites: Hegemony & Soft Power Update (May 2013)

[May 2013 hegemony update file]


Hegemony Bad

The risks of Ignoring Strategic Insolvency

Posen 13 – (2013, Barry, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Pull Back: The Case for a Less Activist Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013,

Carpenter, 13—a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and a contributing editor to The National Interest, is the author of nine books on international affairs, including Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America (Ted, “Delusions of Indispensability,”March 1, 2013,

Nathan and Scobell 12 – (2012, Andrew, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and Andrew, Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, “How China Sees America: The Sum of Beijing’s Fears,” Foreign Affairs, November/December 2012,

Ross 12 – (2012, Robert, Professor of Political Science at Boston College and an Associate at the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, “The Problem With the Pivot: Obama’s New Asia Policy Is Unnecessary and Counterproductive,” Foreign Affairs, November/December 2012,

Nuno P. Monteiro 12, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, “Unrest Assured: Why Unipolarity is Not Peaceful,” International Security, Winter 2012, Vol. 36, No. 3, p. 9-40

Hegemony Good

Brooks, Ikenberry, and Wohlforth ’13 (Stephen, Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, William C. Wohlforth is the Daniel Webster Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College “Don’t Come Home America: The Case Against Retrenchment,” International Security, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Winter 2012/13), pp. 7–51)

Kagan 2/14 (Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator, “The Rise or Fall of the American Empire,” 2/14/12)

Kagan 2/11 (Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, “Why the World Needs America,” 2/11/12)

Kagan 12 (Robert Kagan,  senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and a columnist for The Washington Post, “Not Fade Away,” 1/11/12)

Ikenberry et al 13 (Stephen G. Brooks, G. John Ikenberry, William C. Wohlforth, “Lean Forward,” Foreign Affairs Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 92, Issue 1

Stephen Peter Rosen, Professor of National Security at Harvard, National Interest, Spring 2003

Soft Power

President Obama’s Surprisingly Ineffective Use of Soft Power

Soft Power, Smart Power

War of the Soft Power


Weingarten 3/15 (Elizabeth Weingarten, “Why the Election Probably Won’t Change America’s Role in the World,” 3/15/12)