Joseph Nye

Professor of International Relations, Harvard University


Distinguished Service Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics and the forthcoming The Powers to Lead: Soft, Hard and Smart; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and as Chair of the National Intelligence Council in the Clinton Administration

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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States was known for generosity to allies and former enemies.

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