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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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Islam (continued)

February 8, 2007

Just Don't Mention the War on Terrorism

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

September 6, 2006

Round by Round: Winners and Losers in the Post-9/11 Era

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

December 6, 2005

"Sullying Our Reputation"

Op-Ed, Chicago Tribune

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...there is no way to take back the pictures of a soldier holding a Muslim on a leash or a hooded prisoner standing on a box with wires dangling from his body, but the fact that we have a free press, independent courts and a Congress willing to confront the executive and reaffirm the values expressed in the ban against torture provides us a similar measure of soft power."

 

 

September 22, 2005

Does Increasing Democracy Undercut Terrorists?

Op-Ed, Christian Science Monitor

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

August 9, 2005

Diplomatic Mission

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

 

January 25, 2005

"Rice Must Deploy More 'Soft Power'"

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Rising anti-Americanism around the world threatens to deprive the U.S. of the soft or attractive power that it needs to succeed in the struggle against terrorism. As Iraq has shown, hard military power alone cannot provide a solution. Poll after poll confirms that America's soft power has declined, particularly in the Islamic world...."

 

 

April 14, 2003

No, the UN is Right for the Job

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

 

RAF/MOD

April 19, 2015

"The Challenge of Russia's Decline"

Op-Ed, The Korea Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...Russia seems doomed to continue its decline ― an outcome that should be no cause for celebration in the West. States in decline ― think of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1914 ― tend to become less risk-averse and thus much more dangerous. In any case, a thriving Russia has more to offer the international community in the long run."

 

 

September 4, 2014

"Western Strategy for a Declining Russia"

Op-Ed, Gulf News

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Some of Russia's opponents may welcome the country's decline on the grounds that the problem will eventually solve itself, but that will be shortsighted. A century ago, the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires proved highly disruptive to the international system. A gradual decline, like that of ancient Rome or 18th-century Spain, is less disruptive than a rapid one, but ultimately the best scenario would feature a recovering and rebalanced Russia over the next decade."

 

 

www.kremlin.ru photo

April 10, 2014

"Putin's Calculus"

Op-Ed, New Europe

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...Obama's declaration that Russia is a regional power acting out of weakness, no less than Russia's suspension from the G-8, may have hit Putin where he is most vulnerable. His actions in Ukraine have undoubtedly brought Russia tangible gains in the short term. But they also imply less obvious costs. It remains to be seen whether Putin's bold move was worth it."

 
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