Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Joseph S. Nye

Joseph S. Nye, a former US assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, is University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era.

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Old World London
World Affairs 4

The Old World’s New Roles

China’s rise has raised many questions for the West, with some wondering whether it is set to usurp a struggling Europe’s global leadership role. But Europe – which remains the world’s largest… read more

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World Affairs 1

Obama the Pragmatist

US President Barack Obama recently stated that some of America’s most costly mistakes since WWII were the result not of restraint, but of a “willingness to rush into military adventures.” Though… read more

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Culture & Society 1

Safeguarding Cyberspace

Contrary to the view that the Internet is the ultimate egalitarian conduit of free-flowing information, governments have always played a central role in regulating it – or at least have tried. But… read more

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World Affairs 5

Putin’s Calculus

By most accounts, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been the winner in the Ukraine crisis, at least so far. But if enhanced international prestige was his real aim, he may have shot Russia in the… read more

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World Affairs 3

Duties Without Borders

In recent centuries, the nation has been the collectivity for which most people were willing to make sacrifices, and even to die, and most political leaders have seen their primary obligations to be… read more

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World Affairs 14

1914 Revisited?

Among the lessons to be learned from the events of 1914 is to be wary of analysts wielding historical analogies, particularly if they have a whiff of inevitability. War is never inevitable, though… read more

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World Affairs 0

The Return of Japan

After several years of political instability and more than two decades of economic stagnation, Japan seems to be on the mend. But whether Japan can maintain its promising trajectory partly depends on … read more

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