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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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March 25, 2015

"The American Century Will Survive the Rise of China"

Op-Ed, Financial Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"China's size and relatively rapid economic growth will bring it closer to the US in terms of its power resources in the next few decades. But this does not necessarily mean it will surpass the US in military, economic and soft power."

 

 

March 11, 2015

"American Hegemony or American Primacy?"

Op-Ed, Azernews

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...'[P]rimacy' seems like a more accurate description of a country's disproportionate (and measurable) share of all three kinds of power resources: military, economic, and soft. The question now is whether the era of US primacy is coming to an end."

 

 

November 6, 2014

"China's Questionable Economic Power"

Op-Ed, Today's Zaman

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"China holds dollars that it receives from its exports to America, while the US, by keeping its market open to Chinese products, helps to generate growth, employment, and stability in China. Yes, China could bring the US economy to its knees by dumping its dollars, but not without taking a serious hit itself."

 

 

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."

 

 

USAF Photo

August 7, 2014

"Japan's Robust Self-Defense Is Good for Asia"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Given that East Asia, unlike Europe after 1945, never experienced full reconciliation among rivals, or established strong regional institutions, it has been forced to depend on the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty to underpin regional stability."

 

 

July 16, 2014

"Europe Doesn't Necessarily Have to Lose from China's Rise"

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Though China is not attempting to upend the global order, it is now undergoing a profound — and destabilizing — transformation. With the rise of transnational issues such as climate change, terrorism, pandemics, and cyber crime — brought about by rapid technological progress and social change — power is being diffused not among states, but among a wide range of non-governmental entities. Addressing these challenges will require broad international cooperation, with China, the U.S., and Europe each playing an important role."

 

 

White House Photo

June 17, 2014

"Barack Obama's Pragmatism Invites Uninformed, Partisan Criticism"

Op-Ed, Daily Star

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"But restraint is not isolationism. No one accused President Dwight Eisenhower of isolationism when he accepted a stalemate in the Korean War, refused to intervene at Dien Bien Phu, resisted recommendations from senior military officers regarding islands near Taiwan, watched the Red Army invade Hungary, or refused to back allies in the Suez Canal crisis. Nor did those who now disparage Obama's measured response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent annexation of Ukrainian territory call Bush an isolationist for his weak response to Putin's invasion of Georgia in 2008."

 

 

June 8, 2014

"Shale Gas Is America's Geopolitical Trump Card"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"For some time, many people at home and abroad have bought into the myth of American decline. Increasing dependence on energy imports was often cited as evidence. The shale revolution changes that dependence and demonstrates the combination of entrepreneurship, property rights and capital markets that are this country's underlying strength."

 

 

Ocastro Photo CC

May 9, 2014

"Safeguarding Cyberspace"

Op-Ed, New Europe

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"The governance challenge stems from the fact that cyberspace is a combination of virtual properties, which defy geographical boundaries, and physical infrastructure, which fall under sovereign jurisdictions. Control of the physical layer can have both territorial and extraterritorial effects on the virtual layers. At the same time, attacks can be launched from the low-cost virtual realm against the physical domain, where resources are scarce and expensive."

 

 

Al Jazeera English Photo

April 18, 2014

"How to Navigate the East China Sea Dispute between Japan and China"

Op-Ed, Washington Post

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Kevin Rudd, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"...[T]he best we can aim for is to revive the wisdom of the original Zhou-Tanaka formula. One way of doing this, as some have suggested, might be to declare the islands a maritime ecological preserve dedicated to the larger good of the region. There would be no habitation and no military use of the islands or the surrounding seas. Ideally, China and Japan would agree, but that may be unlikely in the current climate. Other mechanisms could be explored to produce the same end."

 

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