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Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Transnational Liberalism and U.S. Primacy

| Winter 2001/02

The author theorizes that “the degree to which a state counterbalances U.S. power is a function of how politically liberal that state is” and that liberal states tend to treat one another benignly. This explains why neither Japan nor states in Western Europe are counterbalancing the United States. It also explains why China, with its antiliberal regime, will continue to challenge U.S. unipolarity.