The past 70 years has been the era of “Pax Americana,” a period of relative stability thanks to the influence and ballast provided by the United States. But with Russian expansion and a rising China, how long can it last?
Who keeps the peace? The U.S. is often viewed as the Global Policeman, the country responsible for keeping things relatively peaceful on the planet. How did it get that job? Before WWII, it was Great Britain’s responsibility. Do citizens of other countries really want help from the U.S.? Or is it just an excuse for the U.S. to interfere? Visit Ukraine to learn more about the Pax Americana – the American Peace – and consider: What might happen if the U.S. stops playing this role?