Author: Emanuel Pietrobon – 21/10/2020
International analysts and political scientists are still debating over of the most fashioned topics of the post-Cold War era: the transition to multipolarism. Thirty-one years later the extinction of the Soviet Union as a historical state actor the international arena is in turmoil: the United States is trying to slow down its weak but evident decline, China has stopped hiding behind the umbrella of the peaceful rise (heping jueqi) and has shown its world-extended hegemonic agenda by unveiling the Belt and Road Initiative, Russia is trying not to lose further positions in Eurasia and a number of regional powers are emerging and others are on their way.
Way back in 1993, whereas in the United States spread the belief that the end of the Cold War would lead to the so-called “unipolar moment”, a concept theorized by the political scientist Charles Krauthammer, a very interesting treatise by Cristopher Layne about the possible evolution of the distribution of power went quietly: “The Unipolar Illusion: Why New Great Powers Will Rise”.
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