joseph nye

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In an interview, Harvard professor Joseph Nye warns that Donald Trump’s “America First” posture could undermine the liberal world order.
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Joseph Nye is a University Distinguished Professor at Harvard University. He was also the former Dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Clinton administration.
Books
Harvard professor Joseph Nye, well known for his explorations of soft power, considers the American prospect in his newly published book, Is the American Century Over? His answer is a carefully constructed "No," which is based partly on the fact that there is no logical successor to convincingly claim dominance over the next century.
Politics
Never before in the history of the United States has there been such a yawning gap between the rhetoric of American power and its application abroad.
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In some countries, including the United States, politics and the scarcity of common sense have led to soft power being pushed out of the policy mainstream, consigned to the backwaters of wishful thinking. Correcting this, in the United States at least, will require structural change.
Politics
Whatever one's judgment, Americans appear to have concluded that a foreign-policy reorientation is in order; in this case, however, reorientation doesn't equal retrenchment.
Politics
On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," Harvard professor Joseph Nye, who coined the term "soft power," talks about presidential leadership in the conduct of diplomacy, and how the United States can maintain its primacy in world affairs.
Politics
Voltaire's 1764 book Dictionnaire Philosophique quotes an Italian proverb, "Le meglio è l'inimico del bene," which translates to "The best is the enemy of the good." Two variants of this maxim can contribute to the conduct of American foreign policy.
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What's fascinating with Aquino's popularity, not exactly his policies, is his ability to maintain public support despite repeated crises questioning his leadership.
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What is soft? What is hard? What is power? Can power be created or is there a finite amount, a zero sum game that means if I have the power, you do not?
Business
To have the chance to engage in learning of this kind represents a significant "psychic bonus" that ends up being irresistible. And that got me thinking -- what are our schools doing to prepare students to become amphibious leaders?
Impact
If you have never heard of Simon Anholt, don't own up to it. Some call him a political entrepreneur, others a global image consultant -- I see him more as a nation therapist, helping countries and more lately, cities, find themselves and their place in the world.
Politics
Despite monumental world events, foreign policy will not play much if any role in the presidential race in 2012. The American voting public is not very concerned with what is happening in most areas of the world. They are rightly concerned about the state of the American economy and the state of US society as they experience it in their daily lives. For this reason alone, President Obama needs a tougher and clearer economic message. It's not just the economy, stupid; it's how you talk about it that matters in politics. Sadly, I don't expect the Obama White House or his current re-election team to get religion on that front anytime soon.
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In the glaring light of the democratic currents sweeping through the Mideast, the contradictions in supporting one set of dictators while toppling others may prove impossible for the U.S. and its allies to effectively manage.
Politics
I promise you this: If I see Joe Wilson this Thanksgiving, I'll make sure not to shout out or finger point as I reach for the pecan pie.
Politics
At home and abroad, the words of our leaders obviously matter. Why then do presidents, cabinet members and congressional leaders so often say things that make matters worse, not better?
Politics
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating
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Maybe it is Joshua's background in physics that has made him see foreign policy as an area where Heisenberg's uncertainty principle also applies.
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Israel has the potential to become a regional soft-power player. Its political values: democracy, transparency and accountability, are very attractive, and seem to be appealing to the Palestinians.