February 22, 2013

The Coming Atlantic Century

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Project Syndicate

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Western fortunes are rising, slowly but surely. Together, Europe and the US account for more than 50% of global GDP, have the largest military force in the world by many multiples, and control a growing proportion of global energy reserves. They also have a formidable diplomatic and development-assistance capacity, representing a peaceful community of democracies that share a common commitment to the rights, dignity, and potential of all human beings. CommentsView/Create comment on this paragraphImagine that community spreading down the east coast of Latin America and the west coast of Africa. It might be an Atlantic century after all.

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