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"The Twenty-First Century Will Not Be a 'Post-American' World"

"The Twenty-First Century Will Not Be a 'Post-American' World"

Journal Article, International Studies Quarterly, volume 56, issue 1, pages 215-217

March 2012

Author: Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security


"One of the refreshing aspects of Christopher Layne's work over the years has been his willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. But now, he is in the awkward position of being part of a new conventional wisdom. Recent polls show that in 15 of 22 countries surveyed, most people say that China either will replace or has replaced America as the world's leading superpower. Even Americans themselves are equally divided about whether China will displace the United States...."

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Nye, Joseph S. Jr. "The Twenty-First Century Will Not Be a 'Post-American' World." International Studies Quarterly 56, no. 1 (March 2012): 215-217.

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