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The End of Multilateralism

Not that it ever really got started.

Jan 18, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 17 • By GORDON G. CHANG
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“The only international security system that works is the U.S. alliance system,” writes Greg Sheridan. It is ironic—and a bit sad—that it takes an Australian journalist to see what an American president cannot. Multi-lateralism sounds fine in theory, but in this precarious period it will take strong leadership from Washington, the ultimate guarantor of the international system, to meet challenges. Others understand this. When will we?

 

Gordon G. Chang is the author of The Coming Collapse of China.

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