New article by Brian Schmidt published in on the Dialogue of Civilizations website, Berlin Germany. This is directly related to his recent participation in the Reinventing Hegemonies Conference in Shanghai.

Given the diversity that exists among how the different theories comprehend the concept of hegemony, it is not surprising that there have been endless debates about the character and durability of US hegemony. From the perspective of contemporary American foreign policy, two questions about US hegemony have become fundamental today: one, does the maintenance of hegemony continue to serve American interests; and two, is American hegemony in decline?

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