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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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Email: Joseph_Nye@harvard.edu

 

 

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2007 (continued)

November 28, 2007

"Don't Dismiss the Might of the UN"

Op-Ed, The Independent Financial Review, (New Zealand)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...the UN has considerable soft power that arises from its ability to legitimise the actions of states, particularly regarding the use of force. People do not live wholly by the word, but neither do they live solely by the sword. For example, the UN could not prevent the invasion of Iraq in 2003, but the absence of its imprimatur greatly raised the costs to the American and British governments."

 

 

November 14, 2007

"Afterword: Election '08, Smart Power '09"

Report Chapter

By Richard Armitage and Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"We believe that the United States must become a smarter power by reinvesting in the global good — providing things people and governments in all quarters of the world want but cannot attain in the absence of U.S. leadership. Providing for the global good helps America reconcile its overwhelming power with the rest of the world's interests, values, and aspirations. It is not charity. It is effective foreign policy."

 

 

November 14, 2007

"The Impressive—But Limited—Soft Power of the United Nations"

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"The UN has impressive power — both hard and soft — when states agree on policies under Chapter 7 of the Charter. It has modest but useful soft power when great powers disagree but are willing to acquiesce in a course of action. And it has very little power when the great powers oppose an action, or repressive member governments ignore the claims of the new "responsibility to protect." In such cases, it makes no sense to blame the UN. Soft power is real, but it has its limits. The fault lies not with the UN, but with the lack of consensus among member states."

 

 

November 7, 2007

"Smart Power and the U.S. Strategy for Security in a Post-9/11 World"

Testimony

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Richard Armitage

Joseph S. Nye and Richard Armitage testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Hearing on Smart Power and the U.S. Strategy for Security in the Post-9/11 World

 

 

November 6, 2007

CSIS Commission on Smart Power: A Smarter, More Secure America

Report

By Richard Armitage and Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

In 2006, CSIS launched a bipartisan Commission on Smart Power to develop a vision to guide America's global engagement. This report lays out the commission's findings and a discrete set of recommendations for how the next president of the United States, regardless of political party, can implement a smart power strategy.

 

 

September 17, 2007

"America and Global Public Goods"

Op-Ed, Daily Times, (Pakistan)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"By using its good offices to mediate conflicts in places like Northern Ireland, Morocco, and the Aegean Sea, the US has helped in shaping international order in ways that are beneficial to other nations."

 

 

August 14, 2007

"The Changing Face of Energy Security"

Op-Ed, Daily Times, (Pakistan)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...the oil-supply problem has become worse and energy security more complex."

 

 

July 27, 2007

"American Foreign Policy After Iraq"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"What comes after Iraq? If President Bush's current surge of troops fails to produce "victory," what lessons will the United States draw for its future foreign policy? Will it turn inward as it did after the defeat in Vietnam three decades ago? Will it turn away from a values-oriented foreign policy of promoting democracy to a narrow realist view of its interests? Even while discussion in Washington is fixated on current events in Iraq, four books have begun to draw lessons for the next stage. All four agree on condemning the Iraq War, but their recommendations then diverge."

 

 

July 13, 2007

"Does the UN Still Matter?"

Op-Ed, The Financial Express, (India)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"The UN is more an instrument of its member states than an independent actor in world politics."

 

 

July 1, 2007

"All Hail America? Book Review of Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America by Cullen Murphy"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Washington Post

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...Murphy sees six interesting parallels: focus on the capital city, reliance on military instruments, privatization of public goods, parochial attitudes toward the outside world, problems with borders, and growing complexity."

 

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