hegemon hegemon

Definition(s):

  • (n) a leading or paramount power

Usage(s):

  • Despite the trauma of financial crisis and depression, China became the new hegemon of East Asia.

News

  • The Threat of a Declining China

    Many Americans view China’s emergence as the world’s second largest economy with trepidation. The US, it seems, is in decline. China is a ‘rising power’ destined to take over America’s role as global hegemon sometime in the not-too-distant future.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Gilmer Mirror

Quotes

  1. "We have entered a period of historical transition in which the United States will become first among equals, rather than simply top dog, hyperpower and unquestioned hegemon," said Timothy Garton Ash, a professor of European studies at Oxford....
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Timothy Garton Ash Source: New York Times

  2. "No one wants to see a Middle East that is dominated by an Iranian hegemon, particularly one that has acquired nuclear weapons technology," said Condoleezza Rice. "And in fact, the face of Iran now, President Ahmadinejad, has crystallized the...
    on Feb 15, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Persian Journal

  3. "There was a time when neoconservatives sought to hold the moral and intellectual high ground," writes Chait. "There was something inspiring in their vision of America as a different kind of superpower―a liberal hegemon deploying its might...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Jonathan Chait Source: National Ledger

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