Mind the ‘Middle Powers’ Gap (Colin P. Clarke, Ph.D., Mollie Saltskog, Defense One)

Weak states can pose as great a danger to U.S. national interests as strong ones, President George W. Bush declared after the 9/11 attacks, and so Washington embarked on two decades of counterterrorism. But the next decade is likely to highlight the importance of middle powers, each of “whose leaders consider that it cannot act alone effectively but may be able to have a systemic impact in a small group or through an international institution,” as Robert Keohane has written.

Mind the ‘Middle Powers’ Gap – Defense One