Scholars of international relations disagree about the inevitability of Great Power rivalries in the international system.
Which of the arguments that you have read this week you find the most convincing? Why? (If you find none of the arguments convincing, offer your own alternative) Given your answer, and your knowledge of current international politics, should we expect a Great Power rivalry to develop in the near future? Why, or why not?
Please use at least 2 resources.
Layne, Chistopher. 1993. “The Unipolar Illusion: Why New Great Powers Will Rise.” International Security 17.4: 5-51. : http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/2539020
Wohlforth, William C.1999. “The Stability of a Unipolar World,” International Security 24.1:5-41. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=2238576&site=ehost-live
Lieber, Keir A., and Gerard Alexander. 2005. “Waiting for Balancing: Why the World is Not Pushing Back.” International Security 30.1: 109-139 http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/4137460
Owen, John. M. 2001. “Transnational Liberalism and U.S. Primacy.” International Security 26.3: 117-152. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=5942240&site=ehost-live
Fareed Zakaria, “Fareed’s Take: the Post Cold War World,” http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/04/19/exp-gps-0420-take.cnn.html
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 500 words. Please respond to at least two other students. Responses should be a minimum of 250 words. All three required posts should be supported by course readings using parenthetical references.