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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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Globalization (continued)

January 27, 2008

"Global Governance: To Strobe Talbott, It's Inevitable, To John Bolton, It's Surrender"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Washington Post

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"From start to finish, these books reflect their authors' very different sensibilities. Bolton opens with his experience as a student campaign volunteer for Goldwater in 1964 and spends most of the book recounting his political battles in great detail. Talbott begins with a wide-ranging and lofty discourse on the concepts of empires, nations and states in world history. Both books conclude with a discussion of global governance, which is where they wholly diverge."

 

 

2008

"The Future of American Power"

Book Chapter

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"It is generally agreed that the United States is the leading power at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but there is less agreement on how long this will last. Some observers argue that American pre-eminence is simply the result of the collapse of the Soviet Union and that this 'unipolar moment' will be brief, while others argue that America's power is so great that it will last for much of the coming century...."

 

 

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December 10, 2007

"Stop Getting Mad, America. Get Smart"

Op-Ed, Washington Post

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

"...security threats are no longer simply military threats. China is building two coal-fired power plants each week. U.S. hard power will do little to curb this trend, but U.S.-developed technology can make Chinese coal cleaner, which helps the environment and opens new markets for American industry

In a changing world, the United States should become a smarter power by once again investing in the global good — by providing things that people and governments want but cannot attain without U.S. leadership."

 

 

December 10, 2007

"Big Tent"

Op-Ed, The New Republic

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...in recent years, Qaddafi has appeared to be changing. He still wants to project Libyan power, but he is going about it differently than in decades past. Where once he had tried to bully and even overthrow governments to his south, now he is hosting peace talks on Darfur....Has Qaddafi really changed? It is difficult to know for sure.... his future actions will speak louder than any current words. But there is no doubt that he acts differently on the world stage today than he did in decades past."

 

 

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."

 

 

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."

 

 

June 14, 2007

"Japan's Valued Role in Promoting Public Goods"

Op-Ed, Asahi Shimbun

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

This commentary comprises excerpts from a keynote speech Joseph S. Nye delivered May 26 in Tokyo at an Asahi Shimbun symposium on its 21 "Proposals for Japan's New Strategies" that ran in May 3 editions of The Asahi Shimbun and on May 23 in IHT/Asahi.

 

 

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

 

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