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A Challenge to the Western Cultural Supremacy

International Relations (IR) theory—especially neorealism—predicts that the unbalanced power of a unipolar international system should catalyze the emergence of new great powers and a quick return to balance-of-power politics, in order to limit the power of the preeminent state and restore the system to its “natural” state of multipolarity.


Genre: Blues Western

Artist: Kevin MacLeod

Audio Title: Slow Burn


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