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Of course, the countries highlighted on our map are not the only ones challenging the global order. The Stanley Foundation chose these as strong examples of the change we see happening in the world, but the list is far from comprehensive or exhaustive. We tried to pick countries that were strong on more than just one of our dimensions of power—which include political, military, economic, cultural, and other factors.


But none of our “Rising Powers” appears to be advancing on all of the dimensions. And a compelling case can be made for the inclusion of a number of other states.  These include (but, again, are not limited to):

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The global order is changing. The 21st Century will be marked by many competing sources of global power. Across politics, economics, culture, military strength and more, a new group of countries have growing influence over the future of the world:



South Africa
European Union

South Korea


Other Countries

Big issues are also playing a cross-cutting role in this changing global order:


Nuclear Nonproliferation
Nonstate Actors

Global/Regional Systems

And this changing global order has implications for the United States.

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