CSBA Book Talk – In the Hegemon’s Shadow


The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) invites you to attend a discussion of Evan Montgomery’s In the Hegemon’s Shadow.

The relationship between established powers and emerging powers is one of the most important topics in world affairs. Today, for example, the United States is navigating the rise of nations such as China, India, and Iran, which will shape its grand strategy for years to come. Yet we know surprising little about how global hegemons manage the types of rising powers that Washington now faces, argues CSBA senior fellow Evan Montgomery.

Although many works have explored how leading states respond to new great powers, few have examined how they respond to new regional powers-actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world.

In the Hegemon's Shadow fills this gap. Evan Montgomery develops a new framework to explain why leading states accommodate some rising regional powers but oppose others. He illustrates these arguments through a variety of historical case studies, including Great Britain's efforts to manage the rise of Egypt, the Confederacy, and Japan during the nineteenth century, as well as the United States' efforts to manage the emergence of India and Iraq during the twentieth century.

Purchase Copies Here (Amazon)

Reception: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Discussion: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Dr. Evan B. Montgomery, CSBA Senior Fellow
  • Dr. Tom Mahnken, CSBA President and CEO
  • Ambassador Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor