Preserving the Post-War Order

June 15, 2017

by Michael J. Mazarr

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The more important role of the post-1945 international order has not been to create treaties, norms, or even institutions, but to consolidate a group of over 40 states, and an accompanying web of non-state actors, that are a stabilizing gravitational core of the international system. Six fundamental elements of a U.S. grand strategy for the coming decade can help shore up that guiding coalition.