The Beijing games end the U.S. hegemony

The Beijing Olympics might be remembered as a “Sputnick moment” that showed the United States of America it had lost its hegemony, writes Jamie F. Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society and a former member of the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton, in the newspaper The Daily Star. Whether this actually leads to a post-American era depends how the United States reacts at this juncture, he argues.

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