Joseph S. Nye
Professor, Harvard University
Jan 18, 2019
American complacency is always a danger, but so too is lack of confidence and exaggerated fears that lead to over-reaction.
Dec 07, 2018
While the 90 day “truce of Bueno Aires” buys time for negotiations during the US-China trade war, it does little to address the real problems of the China-US relationship. Instead of succumbing to unnecessary hysteria, the US-China relationship should move towards a “cooperative rivalry.”
Nov 07, 2018
While some may wish to focus on the narrative of a new Sino-American cold war, this concept is misleading.
Oct 05, 2018
Together, Japan and the US can check China.
Sep 05, 2018
The soft power of inspiration is not the only ethical tradition in American foreign policy. There is also an interventionist and crusading tradition.
Aug 08, 2018
What will be the effect of all the president's lies?
Jul 06, 2018
The US must demonstrate that cyber attacks and manipulation of social media will incur costs.
Jun 19, 2018
The key characteristic of the current revolution is not the speed of communications; instantaneous communication by telegraph dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. The crucial change is the enormous reduction in the cost of transmitting and storing information. If the price of an automobile had declined as rapidly as the price of computing power, one could buy a car today for the same price as a cheap lunch.
May 10, 2018
But no one should be tempted by exaggerated projections of Chinese power. If the US maintains its alliances with democratic Japan and Australia and continues to develop good relations with India, it will hold the high cards in Asia. In the global military balance, China lags far behind, and in terms of demography, technology, the monetary system, and energy dependence, the US is better placed than China in the coming decade. In the Soft Power 30 index, China ranks 25th, while the US is third.
Apr 10, 2018
The US' strengths will help it retain global leadership - even after Trump's presidency.