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What if the bipolar international system were still in place?

Alas, we do not reside in an alternate history. So, today, the US has to accept being the first among equals in a multipolar global set-up

The Cold War ended because an economically bankrupt and militarily weak Soviet Union lost it - big time.

ON SEPT 13, 1989, a few weeks before the fall of the Berlin Wall, then US deputy secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger, addressing an audience at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, cautioned his listeners that while they were celebrating the end of the Cold War, they should also