Assignments


Heg good links (everyone)
Troop presence is key to heg: Afghanistan, Middle East (general), Iraq, Turkey, East Asia (general), South Korea, Japan

A2: Imperial overstretch (Aubrey)
Military spending sustainable. Small portion of the budget. Doesn’t hurt the economy. Cost effective
Domestic commitment to primacy will be sustained.

Transition (Vinay)
Withdrawal from one area does/does not provoke, allow for, facilitate a change in strategy
(selective engagement, offshore balancing)
The silver bullet card. Selective engagement is worst of both worlds. retains trip wires, but leaves doubt. Signals the US is involved and provokes conflict, but doesn’t establish the certainty of forward deployed dominance

Impacts (Justin and Greg)
China
Russia
South Asia
Middle East
Prolif
Free trade (hegemonic stability theory)

Soft power (Will and Noel)
Uniqueness. high/low now b/c of Obama or changes in strategy
It’s key to heg, or not key to heg

Soft power advantages (Mimi and Andrew)
x key to overall heg (nye)
x terrorism
x environment
refugees
free trade
x israel, peace process
x democracy
NK nuclearization
X Kashmir. India. pakistan

Search terms ideas

Primacy
Preponderance
Predominance
Dominance
Forward deployment
Troop presence
Leadership
superpower

List of journals to explore

International Security
Foreign Policy
Foreign Affairs
Survival
Washington Quarterly

Useful think tanks to check out

Heritage
RAND
Brookings
Hoover
CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Council on Foreign Relations
Hudson Institute