The New Regional Contests of a Multipolar World

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199929825
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950485 | DOI:
The New Regional Contests of a Multipolar World

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Chapter 10 evaluates the experiences of the United States, China, and Russia and extends the general argument to the European Union and India, two other powers that have engaged with Central Asia. It then culls some of the lessons of Central Asia’s new great power contest and applies them to other emerging multipolar regions (Africa, Middle East and Latin America), where states are increasingly politicizing the U.S. military presence, China is emerging as an aid and public goods provider, and target states are using the entrance of new patrons to boost their regimes and undermine Western calls for political and economic reforms.

Keywords: United States; Russia; China; European Union; India; multipolar regions; Africa; Middle East; Latin America

Chapter.  7029 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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