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    Rise of Chinese Navy to Challenge 500 Pound US Gorilla?

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    Rise of Chinese Navy to Challenge 500 Pound US Gorilla?
    Duke University - Duke University
    Many people talk glibly about American Power these days, whether asserting its unequaled status or lamenting its decline. Very few attempt to put hard figures on their claims, or to provide a "measure" to explain their arguments.In this lecture, Professor Paul Kennedy offers some ideas about how one might more accurately assess the relative position of the United States in our present confused world, by looking in particular at the indices of military power, economic/productive power, and "soft" power.