The Thucydides Trap and the Future of Global Governance

4 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019

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Mohamed Helal

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: June 24, 2019

Abstract

Imagining an alternative institutional and normative architecture for global governance must proceed on the bases of an identification and understanding of the principal challenges facing the international system. In my view, the gravest challenge facing the international system, and perhaps the greatest political drama of the twenty-first century, is the ongoing shift in the global balance of power. As we move from a U.S.-led unipolar system to a world in which non-western powers, particularly China, exercise greater influence in international affairs, the foremost priority for global governance is to ensure that this transition proceeds peacefully and to minimize the potential for Great Power conflict, especially between the U.S. and China.

Suggested Citation

Helal, Mohamed, The Thucydides Trap and the Future of Global Governance (June 24, 2019). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 486, June 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3409112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3409112

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