CAMBRIDGE – We live in a world where geopolitical stability relies largely on deterrence. But how can we prove that deterrence works?Consider the ongoing war in Europe. Beginning in December 2021, US President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladim…
Author: Joseph Nye, Project Syndicate
What Caused the Russia-Ukraine War?
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
Realism About Foreign-Policy Realism
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What Really Matters in Sino-American Competition?
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. thinks that while technology is important, alliances and values will determine the balance of power.
American Democracy and Soft Power
As President Joe Biden meets with fellow leaders at COP26, many are asking just how badly US soft power was damaged by Donald Trump’s presidency. True, Trump trashed democratic norms that must be restored, but American culture retains great sources of…
What Difference Did 9/11 Make?
When the next terrorist attacks come, will US presidents be able to channel public demand for revenge by precise targeting, explaining the trap that terrorists set, and focusing on creating resilience in US responses? That is the question Americans sh…