Regarding the Nov. 29 article by Ralph A. Cossa and David Santoro, titled “Good time to show he deserves the Nobel Prize“: I agree that during his second term U.S. President Barack Obama should try to truly earn his Nobel Peace Prize.

But instead of focusing on just one dimension — the nuclear dilemma — he should work toward a more fundamental change in the global power system. With the inexorable rise of China — to be followed eventually by India and a resurgent Russia, and perhaps others — change in the international system is coming anyway.

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