The United States as a Hyper-Power Essay by Master Researcher

The United States as a Hyper-Power
This paper reviews multilateralism versus unilateralism in discussing the United States' present status as a hyper-power.
# 83707 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in International Relations (General)

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This paper explores the relative merits of multilateralism. The author suggests reasons why America, like any great power, is disinclined to tie itself to multilateral organizations. The paper argues that there is no guarantee that an international community led by the EU would lead to happier results.

From the Paper:

"In 2005, America is the world's unmistakable and largely unrivaled superpower; this power, however, has sometimes been used in a unilateral manner that has compromised American legitimacy in the eyes of the rest of the world's people. But although criticism of the United States is common, it must be asked whether or not it is realistic or feasible for the world to demand that the planet's most powerful nation tie its national interests - as it defines those interests - to international organizations that are already frequently hamstrung by internecine squabbles - and which may not have America's best interests at heart."

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