Joseph S Nye

  • T Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? A challenging new book by the Harvard University psychologist Steven Pinker says that the answer is “yes”.In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker presents data showing that human violence, while still very much with us today, ...

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  • T A leadership transition is scheduled in two major autocracies in 2012. Neither is likely to be a surprise. Xi Jinping is set to replace Hu Jintao as president in China, and, in Russia, Vladimir Putin has announced that he will reclaim the presidency from Dmitri Medvedev. Among the world’s ...

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  • T'Privatisation of war means hard military power needs to be accompanied by the effective use of ideas and legitimacy. Al-Qaedas attack on the United States 10 years ago came as a profound shock to the US and the world. What lessons can we learn a decade later? Anyone who flies to the US or tries ...

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  • TFormer US President George W Bush was famous for proclaiming democracy promotion as a central focus of American foreign policy. He was not alone in this rhetoric. Most US presidents since Woodrow Wilson have made similar statements. So it was a striking departure when US Secretary of State Hillary ...

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  • TAs Arab regimes struggle with demonstrations fueled by Twitter and Al-Jazeera, and American diplomats try to understand the impact of WikiLeaks, it is clear that this global information age will require a more sophisticated understanding of how power works in world politics. That is the argument of ...

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