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Workers clean near the National Center for Performing Arts, known as "the egg" which sits next to Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The theater has long reflected the ambition of the government to showcase a modern capital fit for a superpower.

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Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

After Unipolarity: China's Visions of International Order in an Era of U.S. Decline

| Summer 2011

Balancing theory suggests that China’s emergence as a global power should signal a transition from unipolarity to a multipolarity, but so far no such power shift has occurred. Nevertheless, given its expanding economy, China is increasingly challenging U.S. hegemony.  It remains unclear, however, whether China will strive to replace the United States as the sole global authority, modify the current system to allow for multipolarity, or continue to focus on internal development and enact the change to a Chinese order gradually.

Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm? (Or Was Anybody Ever a Realist?)

In this issue's correspondence section, Peter Feaver, Gunther Hellmann, Randall Schweller, Jeffrey Taliaferro, and William Wohlforth argue against points made in Jeffrey Legro and Andrew Moravcsik's fall 1999 article "Is Anybody Still a Realist?" Legro and Moravcsik respond to their critics.