Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy examines the American, Chinese, and Russian (Big 3) competition for power and influence in the Post-Cold War Era. With the ascension of regional powers such as India, Iran, Brazil, and Turkey, the Big 3 dynamic is an evolving one, which cannot be ignored because of its effect to not only reshape regional security, but also control influence and power in world affairs.
How does one define a "global" or "regional" power in the Post-Cold War Era? How does the relationships among the Big 3 influence regional actors?
Gregory O. Hall utilizes country data from primary and secondary sources to reveal that since the early 1990s, competition for influence and power among the Big 3 has intensified and could result in armed confrontation among the major powers. He assesses the state of affairs in each country’s economic, resource, military, social/demographic, and political spheres. In addition, events data, which focuses on international interactions, facilitates identifying trends in Big 3 interactions as well as their concerns and affairs with regional players. Opinion data, drawn from policy makers, scholarly interviews, and survey research data, identifies foreign policy interests among the Big 3, as well non-Big 3 foreign policy behaviors.
With its singular focus on American, Chinese, and Russian interactions, policy interests, and behaviors, Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy represents a significant contribution for understanding and managing Post-Cold War conflicts and promises to be an important book.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Gregory O. Hall completed his Ph.D. in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations from Howard University. He currently serves as Director of the International Studies Program at Morehouse College. Dr. Hall has held appointments at several institutions, to include Hong Kong and Turkey, and, he was a 1997 Fulbright Fellow in Kazan, Russia. Dr. Hall is author of several articles, and is co-editor of and contributor to the book, Eternal Colonialism (University Press of America, Inc., 2010).
Table of Contents
Part I: The Theoretical and Historical Foundations of the Tripolar Conflict, Cooperation, and Competition Framework. 1. The Tripolar Conflict, Cooperation, and Competition (TC3) Order. 2. International Theories and Concepts: Why Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy Works. 3. The Cold War Bipolar International System and the Evolution of the Strategic Triangle Part II: The Evolving Strategic Triangle in the Post-Cold War Period 4. The Role and Function of Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy on the Contemporary World Stage 5. The China Factor in the Triangular Politics of the Post–Cold War Period 6. The Russia Factor in the Triangular Politics of the Post–Cold War Period. 7. The United States and the Triangular Politics of the Post–Cold War Period. 8. Who’s in the Triangle? Important Actors and Issues for the Big3 Powers Part III: The Strategic Triangle and the Future. 9. Conclusion: Whither the Politics of the Strategic Triangle?