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Global Commons.- Alexander Kutt Nebrera

From the point of view of the international law, global commons or the common spaces are those spaces which are not part of any particular State, and therefore, no State may exercise sovereign rights. Despite the characteristics shared by the different spaces, there are today no uniform rules governing access to and use of the same. American hegemony materializes after the cold war in its military power, which would reach its peak with the Bush Presidency. But this hegemony would be equally in common areas, such as the sea, air, outer space and cyberspace is on the Global Commons.

The rise of the so-called BRICS foreshadows a future in which new powers can get to challenge the economic and military hegemony that is boasting the United States, since the end of the cold war but it seems more likely that this confrontation take a more veiled form, so that the aspirants to hegemony can erode American power through challenge this control over the common spaces foundation of American supremacy. This struggle for mastery of the global commons seems to have begun already in the realm of cyberspace.

Author: Alexander Kutt Nebrera


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