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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


There are two big power shifts going on in the 21st century. One is among countries, from West to East, and the other is from governments to nongovernmental actors, regardless of whether it is East or West. I call the first of these power transition and the second, power diffusion.


Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Understanding 21st Century Power Shifts." World Financial Review. June/July 2011.