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Joseph S. Nye

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is a professor at Harvard and a member of the new Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

Twitter: @Joe_Nye

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Understanding the North Korea threat

North Korea recently tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometers during its 53-minute flight, and using a flatter trajectory could provide Kim Jong-un’s regime with the capability of hitting the east coast of the US.

December 07, 2017

Controlling cyber conflict

When cyber-security professionals were polled recently at their annual BlackHat conference in Las Vegas, 60 percent said they expected the US to suffer a successful attack against its critical infrastructure in the next two years.

August 12, 2017

What I tell my non-American friends

I frequently travel overseas, and invariably my foreign friends ask, with varying degrees of bewilderment; What in the world is going on in your country? Here is what I say.

April 14, 2017

The Kindleberger Trap

As US President-elect Donald Trump prepares his administration’s policy toward China, he should be wary of two major traps that history has set for him.

January 11, 2017

The Kremlin and the US election

In early November, US President Barack Obama reportedly contacted Russian President Vladimir Putin personally to warn against cyber attacks aimed at the US presidential election.

December 06, 2016

Trump’s foreign policy task

During his campaign, US President-elect Donald Trump questioned the alliances and institutions that undergird the liberal world order, but he spelled out few specific policies.
November 12, 2016

Putting populist revolt in its place

In many Western democracies, this is a year of revolt against elites. The success of the Brexit campaign in Britain, Donald Trump’s unexpected capture of the Republican Party in the United States, and populist parties’ success in Germany and elsewhere strike many as heralding the end of an era.

October 08, 2016