Alfred W. McCoy, a TomDispatch regular, is the Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power. His newest book is To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change (Dispatch Books).
At the Brink of War in the Pacific?
The Nightmare of Great Power Rivalry Over Taiwan
An American New Deal for An Entire Continent?
The Fading of Washington’s Global Dreams and the Coming of a New World
The New Cold War Heats Up Asia
China and the U.S. Face an Unprecedented Crisis
What Difference Does a War Make?
The Geopolitics of the New Cold War
How to End the War in Ukraine
A Solution Beyond Sanctions
The Geopolitics of the Ukraine War
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in the Struggle over Eurasia
China Is Digging Its Own Grave (and Ours as Well)
Or How to Create a New World Order Amid a Climate Crisis
Eurasia’s Ring of Fire
The Epic Struggle over the Epicenter of U.S. Global Power
Climate Crisis at the Top of the World
Global Orders and Catastrophic Change
To Govern the Globe
Washington’s World Order and Catastrophic Climate Change
An American Coup
A Recurring Nightmare?
The Winner in Afghanistan: China
A Debacle Marks the Decline of Washington’s World Leadership
America’s Drug Wars
Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism
The True Meaning of the Afghan “Withdrawal”
Will the Nightmare of Saigon’s Fall Return in Kabul?
Washington’s Delusion of Endless World Dominion
China and the U.S. Struggle over Eurasia, the Epicenter of World Power
While America Was Sleeping
Waking from a Four-Year Fever Dream to Find Global Power Gone
In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power
In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America’s rise as a world power—from the 1890s through the Cold War—and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony—covert… Read more