Will United States Hegemony Last? Since the decades following the end of the Second World War, the rise of the United States as the world’s hegemonic power has without question been the dominant theme in world history and international relations. Those who subscribe to notions such as Hegemonic Stability Theory (HST) widely agree that the stability of the geopolitical system depends on the existence of a single dominant world power like the United States because such a country stabilizes the world by establishing and maintaining the rules of game in terms of international relations, politics, and economics (Cohen 73). In the wake of the end of the Cold War in the late 1980s, the hegemonic power and influence of the United States certainly...The end:
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