Provides a treatment of international politics in a unipolar world that adopts a structural realist perspective. this work applies Waltz's microecomic analogy to a market with a price leader. It shows that other states have an incentive to cooperate with the unipole, because they do t have the ability to balance it on their own.
MAJOR THOMAS S. MOWLE is an Associate Professor of political science at the United States Air Force Academy, USA. He served in the Strategy, Plans, and Assessment Division, Headquarters Multinational Force-Iraq, Baghdad, from August to December 2004. He is the author of Allies at Odds: The United States and the European Union, Palgrave, 2004. DAVID SACKO is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, USA.