Does Fairness Matter In Global Governance?
Source: Brookings Institution
Worldwide, there has been a recent increase in expressions of cynicism. The authors are reminded that all power is hard power, and that being loved or respected is no substitute for being feared. The great power game of nations always continues, they are forewarned, even when a higher goal or rhetoric is evoked. Superpowers are selfish, arbitrary, and dangerous nations and they should not be embarrassed to be so and not feel constrained by international legitimacy and laws. They are cautioned against assuming that the rise of the world's emerging powers is doing anything to the status of the United States as the sole superpower.