The Future of American Power

Author
Fareed Zakaria
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
87
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
May/June 2008
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
Despite some eerie parallels between the position of the United States today and that of the British Empire a century ago, there are key differences. Britain's decline was driven by bad economics. The United States, in contrast, has the strength and dynamism to continue shaping the world -- but only if it can overcome its political dysfunction and reorient U.S. policy for a world defined by the rise of other powers.
Political Geography
Britain, United States, America