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The United States after unipolarity: Obama’s alliances

Casey, Steven (2011) The United States after unipolarity: Obama’s alliances. IDEAS reports - special reports, Kitchen, Nicholas (ed.) SR009. LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

In the age of Obama, the United States’ commitment to its extensive alliance system appears, at first glance, to be shaky. America is beset by economic problems and domestic preoccupations. Its hegemonic position is under threat, especially from a rapidly growing China. It remains mired in a war on terror in which, from Washington’s perspective, many allies have not done enough. And it is led by a president who talks about embracing alternative forms of international arrangements.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/Home.aspx
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: SR009
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 12:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43480/

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