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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)

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."

 

 

January 22, 2013

"The Second Term: Joseph Nye on U.S.-Chinese Relations"

Q&A

By Doug Gavel and Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"The task for the Obama Administration over the next four years will be to implement a balanced policy that both balances and integrates China. It must shape the environment to deter aggressive actions while holding open the opportunity for cooperation with joint gains."

 

 

January 10, 2013

"The World in 2030"

Op-Ed, Social Europe Journal

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"The question of America's role in helping to produce a more benign world in 2030 has important implications for President Barack Obama as he approaches his second term. The world faces a new set of transnational challenges, including climate change, transnational terrorism, cyber insecurity, and pandemics. All of these issues require cooperation to resolve."

 

2012

December 16, 2012

"Immigration and American Power"

Op-Ed, The Korea Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"While too rapid a rate of immigration can cause social problems, over the long term, immigration strengthens U.S. power. It is estimated that at least 83 countries and territories currently have fertility rates that are below the level needed to keep their population constant. Whereas most developed countries will experience a shortage of people as the century progresses, America is one of the few that may avoid demographic decline and maintain its share of world population."

 

 

December 3, 2012

"Seoul, Tokyo Should Look to the Future"

Op-Ed, The Korea Herald

By Sang-ho Song and Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

In addition to the festering territorial row over Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo, historical issues such as Japan's wartime sexual enslavement have overshadowed the prospect of the two countries' cooperation on security and other issues. Diplomatic tension is expected to escalate further as security hawk Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party is likely to return to Japan's premiership following the parliamentary elections slated for Dec. 16.

 

 

November 27, 2012

"Japan's Nationalism is a Sign of Weakness"

Op-Ed, Financial Times (London)

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Japanese public opinion is shifting to the right and in a more nationalistic direction. Not only has Mr Abe†recently visited the Yasukuni Shrine, a controversial second world war memorial, but politicians to his right†have formed new parties†and staked out nationalistic positions. Shintaro Ishihara, the former Tokyo mayor who helped spur the dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands, speaks of Japan acquiring nuclear weapons."

 

 

November 2012

"Declinist Pundits"

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"Decline is a misleading metaphor that assumes there is an organic life cycle for countries as there is for individuals. We know little about the life cycle of states. It took three centuries for the Western Roman Empire to decline from its apogee to collapse. After Britain lost its American colonies in the 18th century, writer Horace Walpole lamented that Britain was reduced to the insignificance of Sardinia. He missed the fact that the Industrial Revolution was about to produce Britain's greatest century. Put simply, we do not know where the United States is in its supposed life cycle."

 

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