Intro - The Age of Empire - American Imperialsm?
First world order - Globalisation and US power are inextricably linked, argues Jonathan Marcus.
Accidental empire - Did the Spanish-American war of 1898 trigger US global expansion?
New age of warfare - What are the issues confronting the US army in an age of the pre-emptive strike?
Storm brewing - The growing global anger over aggressive US trade policies
Dream exports - Hollywood is as crucial a weapon in the US arsenal as hardware
Tides may turn - Will the US be able to maintain its dominance in the long run?