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NATO headquarters

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Was NATO Enlargement a Mistake?

| Apr. 19, 2022

Foreign Affairs recently published a number of pieces on NATO, the decision to proceed with its enlargement, and its impact on European and global security. To complement these articles, Foreign Affairs solicited a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, dozens of authorities with specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with leading generalists in the field were approached. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to and to rate their confidence level in their opinion. 

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, left, and European Council President Charles Michel speak with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Chinese President Xi Jinping via video-conference

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Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

Why China Won't Mediate an End to the Ukraine War

| Apr. 01, 2022

Joseph S. Nye writes that If there is one person other than Vladimir Putin who can end Russia's war in Ukraine, it is Chinese President Xi Jinping. But Xi has so far remained on the sidelines and is likely to stay there, owing to various domestic political vulnerabilities and his own lack of courage and imagination.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics

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Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

Nuclear Deterrence After Ukraine

| Mar. 01, 2022

Russia's war in Ukraine has brought questions of nuclear deterrence back to the fore, reminding world leaders that risk reduction must remain a top item on the global agenda. Because political and technological change will always introduce new issues, the work of maintaining a "just deterrence" is never done.

Container Ship

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Analysis & Opinions - The Security Times

Cracking China

| February 2022

Will China succeed in what some call its grand strategy of displacing American power? Whichever scenario emerges also depends on the strategy the US chooses in response, rites Joseph Nye.

Joe Biden

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Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

Whatever Happened to Soft Power?

| Jan. 11, 2022

Joseph Nye writes that with the news dominated by dramatic examples of countries using coercion, intimidation, and payoffs to advance their interests, the power of attraction would seem to be irrelevant in international relations. But it still matters, and governments ignore its potential at their peril.

Audio - Government Matters

Why Collaboration Between China and the U.S. is Critical, According to Harvard Professor

| Jan. 04, 2022

Joseph Nye  discusses the following: Why the United States must work with China on global issues such as climate change, pandemics, and other transnational concerns, despite rivalry between the two countries; the "three-dimensional chess game" between the U.S. and China, with military, economic, and ecological boards; the importance of soft power; and differences from the U.S. relationship with the Soviet Union.

an alert from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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Journal Article - Foreign Affairs

The End of Cyber-Anarchy?

| January/February 2022

Joseph Nye argues that prudence results from the fear of creating unintended consequences in unpredictable systems and can develop into a norm of nonuse or limited use of certain weapons or a norm of limiting targets. Something like this happened with nuclear weapons when the superpowers came close to the brink of nuclear war in 1962, during the Cuban missile crisis. The Limited Test Ban Treaty followed a year later.