With the end of the Cold War, pundits have made a fetish first of the new world order and then of the new world disorder. Order and Disorder after the Cold War brings together 24 articles from The Washington Quarterly, where some of the most important milestones in these debates have been published. It probes beyond the headlines and the rhetoric to weigh the sources of order and disorder in the post-Cold War era. It first evaluates the changing roles of the major powers, then turns to new political and military challenges to international order, and finally addresses the emerging debate between geopolitics and geoeconomics. A speculative assessment of the emerging world order concludes this timely collection.
About the Editor
Brad Roberts is a Research Fellow in International Security Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.