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Joseph S. Nye

Joseph S. Nye

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Telephone: (617) 495-1123
Fax: (617)-496-3337
Email: Joseph_Nye@harvard.edu

 

 

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2007 (continued)

March 15, 2007

The Long View on China, Political Islam and American Power

Op-Ed, Financial Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

March 12, 2007

Russia's Fragile Power

Op-Ed, Today's Zaman, (Turkey)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

March 8, 2007

Just Don't Mention the War on Terrorism

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

January 22, 2007

Japan Faces Two Big Security Concerns

Op-Ed, Nikkei News

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

January 15, 2007

"Bush's Old-New Plan for Iraq"

Op-Ed, Daily Times, (Pakistan)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"It is too late to create a democracy in Iraq. At best, the overthrow of Saddam removed a threatening dictator, and substituted a tyranny of the majority for the tyranny of a minority. But the price has been high in terms of Iraqi lives lost in sectarian fighting."

 

2006

December 11, 2006

"NATO May Soon Fail amid the Afghan Opium Fields"

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"One of the great costs of the Bush administration's mistaken Iraq policy has been to divert attention and resources away from the just war in Afghanistan. If only a small portion of the money and forces invested in Iraq had been devoted to Afghanistan, the current threat of a resurgent Taliban and Al-Qaeda might not be so great."

 

 

November 11, 2006

After Rumsfeld, a Good Time to Refocus on 'Soft Power'

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

November 5, 2006

Nonproliferation after North Korea

Op-Ed, Washington Post

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

October 16, 2006

"The East Asian Triangle"

Op-Ed, Taipei Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...China is unlikely to compete with the US on a global basis does not mean that it could not challenge the US in East Asia, or that war over Taiwan is not possible. If Taiwan were to declare independence, it is likely that China would use force, regardless of the perceived economic or military costs. But it would be unlikely to win such a war and prudent policy on all sides can make such a war unlikely."

 

 

Fall 2006

"Smart Power: In Search of the Balance between Hard and Soft Power (Book Review of Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security By Kurt M. Campbell and Michael E. O'Hanlon)"

Journal Article, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, issue 2

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"When I developed the concept of soft power a decade and a half ago, the conventional wisdom was that the United States was in decline. As the late Senator Paul Tsongas put it in 1992, "the Cold War is over, and Japan and Germany won." As I was trying to understand why the declinists were wrong and why I thought the United States would be the leading country of the twenty-first century, I totaled up American military and economic power and realized that something was still missing: the enormous capacity of this country to get what it wants by attraction rather than through coercion. This attractive, or "soft," power stemmed from American culture, values, and policies that were broadly inclusive and seen as legitimate in the eyes of others."

 
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