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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus

Abstract

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.

Citation

Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "The Twenty-First Century Will Not Be a Post-American World." International Studies Quarterly 56.1 (March 2012): 215-217.