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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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2013 (continued)

June 18, 2013

"How World Leaders Become Foreign Policy Aces"

Op-Ed, Moscow Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Contextual intelligence implies both a capability to discern trends in the face of complexity and adaptability while trying to shape events. Bismarck once referred to this skill as the ability to intuit God's movements in history and seize the hem of His garment as He sweeps past. More prosaically, leaders with contextual intelligence, like surfers, have the ability to judge and adjust to new waves and ride them successfully."

 

 

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June 12, 2013

"A Smarter Way to Deal with China"

Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"In meeting many of the new transnational challenges, the U.S. has to get away from thinking just about power over others and think about power with others. We do not want to become so fearful that we are not able to find ways to cooperate with China."

 

 

May 21, 2013

"Is the Vision Thing Important?"

Op-Ed, New York Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...[P]residents matter, but not exactly in the ways that leadership experts predict. Their expectation that transformational leaders make all the difference and incremental or transactional leaders are simply routine managers greatly oversimplifies the role of leadership."

 

 

AP Photo

May 21, 2013

"Obama Can Still Build 2nd Term Legacy"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Obama's first term was marked by the passage of health care legislation — unpopular with some, but a historic accomplishment that Democratic presidents have sought since the days of Harry Truman. The Democrats' loss of the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections has constrained Obama's ability to advance other transformational efforts on the domestic front, though some believe that, out of self-interest, the Republican Party may still allow bipartisan reform of immigration law during Obama's second term."

 

 

April 8, 2013

"Incompatibility Hinders BRICS Bloc"

Op-Ed, Taipei Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...[W]hile the BRICS may be helpful in coordinating certain diplomatic tactics, the term lumps together highly disparate countries. Not only is South Africa miniscule compared with the others, but China's economy is larger than those of all of the other members combined. Likewise, India, Brazil and South Africa are democracies, and occasionally meet in an alternative forum that they call IBSA (the India, Brazil, South Africa Dialogue Forum)."

 

 

March/April 2013

"Our Pacific Predicament"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, American Interest, issue 4, volume 8

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"American interests rest on stability in the region to allow the continuing growth of trade and investment that benefits all countries. The U.S.-Japan alliance remains crucial to stability in East Asia, but so too are good relations in all three sides of the strategic triangle. One thing is clear: If, despite all we do, Sino-Japanese relations deteriorate toward literal conflict, the United States will be faced with some very tough choices."

 

 

March 13, 2013

"History Will Judge Bush on Iraq War"

Op-Ed, China Daily

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Truman biographer David McCullough warns that about 50 years must pass before historians can really appraise a presidency. But one decade after Truman left office, the Marshall Plan and the NATO alliance were already seen as solid accomplishments. Bush lacks comparable successes to compensate for his mismanagement of Iraq."

 

 

March 4, 2013

"A New Great Power Relationship"

Op-Ed, China Daily

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...[T]he United States has accepted the rise of Chinese power and invited Chinese participation as a responsible stakeholder in the international system. Power is not always a zero sum game. Given the global problems that both China and the United States will face, they have much more to gain from working together than in allowing overwrought fears to drive them apart, but it will take wise policy on both sides to assure this future."

 

 

February 11, 2013

"The Information Revolution Gets Political"

Op-Ed, The Australian

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Beneath the Arab political revolutions lies a deeper and longer process of radical change that is sometimes called the information revolution. We cannot yet fully grasp its implications, but it is fundamentally transforming the nature of power in the twenty-first century, in which all states exist in an environment that even the most powerful authorities cannot control as they did in the past."

 

 

January 25, 2013

"Work With China, Don't Contain It"

Op-Ed, New York Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"But America's rebalancing toward Asia should not be aggressive. We should heed Mr. Kennan's warning against overmilitarization and ensure that China doesn't feel encircled or endangered. The world's two largest economies have much to gain from cooperation on fighting climate change, pandemics, cyberterrorism and nuclear proliferation."

 

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