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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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2011 (continued)

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March 8, 2011

"Zakaria's World"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...China can draw on a talent pool of 1.3 billion people, but the United States not only draws on a talent pool of 7 billion, but can recombine them in a diverse culture that enhances creativity in a way that ethnic Han nationalism cannot."

 

 

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March 8, 2011

"America Should Not Prosecute Julian Assange"

Op-Ed, Financial Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

One-third of the world's population is now online. As we are seeing in the Middle East, this fact is changing global politics. An information revolution is shifting power away from states. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has called for "a serious conversation about the principles that will guide us" in such a world. She says she backs the "freedom to connect" for people everywhere, and calls on others in the Middle East and Asia to follow. But if she believes this, why is the US trying to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

 

 

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February 27, 2011

"Cyberspace Wars"

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...[H]uman adversaries are purposeful and intelligent. Mountains and oceans are hard to move, but portions of cyberspace can be turned on and off at the click of a mouse. It is cheaper and quicker to move electrons across the globe than to move large ships long distances through the friction of salt water. The costs of developing multiple carrier taskforces and submarine fleets create enormous barriers to entry and make it possible to speak of U.S. naval dominance. In contrast, the barriers to entry in the cyber-domain are so low that nonstate actors and small states can play significant roles at low levels of cost."

 

 

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February 14, 2011

"In an Information Age, Soft Power Wins"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"The problem for all states in today's global information age is that more things are happening outside the control of even the most powerful governments. In an information-based world, power diffusion is a more difficult problem to manage than power transition."

 

 

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February 14, 2011

"The Misleading Metaphor of Decline"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...American power is based on alliances rather than colonies, and it is associated with an ideology that is flexible and to which America can return even after it has overextended itself. Looking to the future, Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton argues that America's culture of openness and innovation will keep it central in an information age when networks supplement, if not fully replace, hierarchical power."

 

 

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February 7, 2011

"The Reality of Virtual Power"

Op-Ed, The Korea Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"...Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have issued public as well as private appeals for reform and change in Egypt and the wider Arab world, while also urging limits to violence by all parties. Moreover, they have aligned themselves with freedom of information in the face of efforts by the Egyptian regime to block Internet access."

 

 

February 1, 2011

The Future of Power

Book

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

The influential policy thinker who coined the term "soft power" examines the changing nature of power since the Cold War, the new ways in which it is exercised, and how those changes impact America's role in the world.

 

 

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January 18, 2011

"China's Hubris Colours US Relations"

Op-Ed, BBC News

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

When Barack Obama became US president, one of his top foreign policy priorities was to improve relations with China. Yet on the eve of President Hu Jintao's state visit to Washington, US-China relations are worse, rather than better.

 

 

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January 17, 2011

"The Obama-Hu Jintao Summit Meeting This Week"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

"I have just returned from Beijing and found that many Chinese believe that China should be less deferential to the US because they think the United States is in decline. As I show in detail in my new book, The Future of Power, this Chinese view is mistaken and China is unlikely to equal American economic, military or soft power for decades to come."

 

 

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January 12, 2011

"Asia in the Balance"

Op-Ed, The Korea Times

By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

India is thus unlikely to develop the power resources to become an equal to China in the next decade or two. And, while the two countries signed agreements in 1993 and 1996 that promised a peaceful settlement of the border dispute that led them to war in l962, it is worth noting that, just prior to India's nuclear tests in March l998, India's defense minister described China as India's "potential enemy number one." More recently, in 2009, the border issue flared again....Rather than becoming an ally, India is more likely to become one of the Asian countries that will tend to balance China's strategic rise.

 

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