The turn of the century has seen the US greatly enhance itsmilitary supremacy across the world. It has also played a key rolein shaping the international economic order. More recently,however, its world-wide economic domination has started to diminishas other regions and countries have become globally importantplayers.
Simon Bromley brings a fresh perspective to these issues,arguing that it is as yet unclear whether the US will be capable ofrising to the challenges posed by the new world order. He carefullyexamines the intricacies of these debates including the Americanideology of a liberal international order and the relation of thisto the Bush doctrine; US power in the transatlantic arena andUS-European integration in relation to the EU and NATO; and thegeo-politics of oil. He looks at a range of challenges to USdominance, including the weakening of the dollar; the rapid growthand industrialization of Asia; and the strengths and weaknesses ofBush's foreign policy.
This book is set to spark debate amongst students and scholarsof international politics, as well as appealing to anyoneinterested in the changing shape of the international order.