Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

A Flawed Framework: Why the Liberal International Order Concept Is Misguided

| Spring 2019

Summary

Maintaining the liberal international order is central in the debate over U.S. security and foreign policy, but there are alternative explanations for the outcomes that are credited to the order. Much of what the liberal order purports to explain can be explained by other theories. Analyzing issues through a grand-strategic lens will provide broader options for achieving U.S. interests.

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For Academic Citation:

Charles L. Glaser, “A Flawed Framework: Why the Liberal International Order Concept Is Misguided,” International Security, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Spring 2019), pp. 51–87, doi.org/10.1162/ISEC_a_00343.

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