hegemon : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a leading or paramount power

  • The Georgians certainly appeared intent on provoking the neighborhood hegemon last week when they made an ostentatious show of arresting the four Russian officers, threatening them .
  • Chirac wants not only to make France the champion of the oppressed in general against the great American hegemon but also to make it in particular the champion of Arab aspirations .
  • Despite the trauma of financial crisis and depression, China became the new hegemon of East Asia.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - The Gilmer Mirror

  • Timothy Garton Ash in New York Times
    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....
  • Condoleezza Rice in Persian Journal
    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...
  • Jonathan Chait in National Ledger
    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...

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