US Role in a 21st Century World

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The US is under attack for breaking rules of international behavior, established by generations of diplomats. Most recent incidents include the bombing an Afghan wedding, planning an attack on Iraq without consulting allies and threatening to derail UN peacekeeping operations unless Americans get immunity from the International Criminal Court. While some critics condemn what they see as creeping imperialism, others say the world's only superpower may not be tough enough. Is it the overreaching arrogance of an international bully, or is the superpower entitled to set its own rules in return for maintaining international order? We explore the role of the US in the 21st century with historians, political scientists and military experts.
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Judicial Watch

Securities and Exchange Commission

Cash Nexus

Jane's World Armies

Religion and Humane Global Governance

The Savage Wars of Peace

All-Star Game 2002

Speaking of Sports



Warren Olney