The Age of Nonpolarity

Author
Richard N. Haass
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
87
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
May/June 2008
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
The United States' unipolar moment is over. International relations in the twenty-first century will be defined by nonpolarity. Power will be diffuse rather than concentrated, and the influence of nation-states will decline as that of nonstate actors increases. But this is not all bad news for the United States; Washington can still manage the transition and make the world a safer place.
Political Geography
United States, Washington