Is the American Century Over?

Is the American Century Over?

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For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world? Will China's rapid rise spark a new Cold War between the two titans? In this compelling essay, world renowned foreign policy analyst, Joseph Nye, explains why the American century is far from over and what the US must do to retain its lead in an era of increasingly diffuse power politics. America's superpower status may well be tempered by its own domestic problems and China's economic boom, he argues, but its military, economic and soft power capabilities will continue to outstrip those of its closest rivals for decades to more

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  • Electronic book text | 152 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745696511
  • 9780745696515

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Chapter 1 The Creation of the American Century Chapter 2 Is America in Decline? Chapter 3 Challengers and Relative Decline Chapter 4 The Rise of China Chapter 5 Absolute Decline: Is the U.S. Like Rome? Chapter 6 Power Shifts and Global Complexity Chapter 7 Conclusions Further Reading Notesshow more

About Joseph Nye

Joseph S.Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School of Governmentshow more