U.s. Hegemonic War : The Rise Of New Global Powers

1239 WordsMar 9, 20165 Pages
Over the years, the world has seen many wars, out of which a lot took place when there was shift in power balance. World War l was thought to be the end of all wars, and then a few years later, World War ll took place. The question that rises today is whether hegemonic war is likely to happen again with the rise of new global powers. Jack Levy describes hegemonic war as one in which the decisive victory of at least one side is both a reasonable possibility and one that would be likely to result in the leadership of dominance by a single state over the system, or at least in the overthrow of an existing leadership of hegemony.” (364-365)The two most probable actors that could get involved in a hegemonic war today are China and the USA. We shall use the realist lens to analyze the likelihood of another hegemonic war America may possess the strongest military force in the World but it needs the participation and support of other states to be able to meet all ends in this complex and interdependent community that has emerged from globalization. The World system may be unipolar in the domain of military, but it is multipolar in the economic realm, with the EU, Japan balancing US economic power1. This interconnected world community decreases the possibility of a hegemonic war. As per Jervis, it is the pluralistic security community that we live in that makes the emergence of a new hegemonic war unlikely. In a pluralistic security community, states join together in order to
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