The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy

By |2022-06-03T15:21:25-10:00June 2nd, 2022|

by James SullivanAbstract / Summary Comments from government officials, inclusive of United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and European Union Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, clearly indicate the potential end of the “Washington Consensus” around global free trade and the potential for regime change. At the same time, peer competitors such as the People’s Republic of China actively discuss “changes not seen in a century” and a goal of global leadership by 2049. Both of these facts require a discussion and reanalysis of the basis of power in the international system. Conventional wisdom holds that centralized power within an authoritarian system [...]