The current international order is in transition, driven by the interplay of its main actors, Washington, Moscow, Beijing, and less significantly, the European Union and other emerging forces. If successful, a multipolar global order will eventually be created. However, the transient international order is characterised by chronic instability, regional and global turmoil, and a dramatically complicated governance. The central question is whether the emerging multipolar order can provide security and welfare for the international community. Or, will we see a continuation of policies based on narrow national interests, being bound to reawaken memories of the bipolar Cold War era and its proxy wars? In this book, twelve authors from the US, Russia, Europe, and China analyse what the multipolar world order could bring about and how it will affect the predominant powers in the international system.