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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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Trump’s emotional intelligence deficit

Last month, 50 former national security officials who had served at high levels in Republican administrations from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush published a letter saying they would not vote for their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

September 10, 2016

A new approach to Internet governance

Who owns the Internet? The answer is no one and everyone. The Internet is a network of networks. Each of the separate networks belongs to different companies and organizations, and they rely on physical servers in different countries with varying laws and regulations.

August 22, 2016

Lying and leadership

This election season has been marked by frequent charges of dishonesty.

July 09, 2016

How Trump would weaken US

Donald Trump has expressed deep skepticism about the value of America’s alliances. His is a very 19th-century view of the world.

May 12, 2016

Brexit and the balance of power

Britain joined what became the European Union in 1973. This year, on June 23, it will hold a referendum on whether to leave. Should it?

April 12, 2016

Falling into the terrorists’ trap

American politics has been captured by terrorists. In December 2015, polls showed that one in six Americans, some 16 percent of the population, now identify terrorism as the most important national problem, up from just 3 percent in the previous month.

February 11, 2016

Danger of a weak Europe

In 1973, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, following a period of American preoccupation with Vietnam and China, declared a “year of Europe.” More recently, after President Barack Obama announced a US strategic “pivot,” or rebalancing, toward Asia, many Europeans worried about American neglec

January 07, 2016

Preventing ‘cyber Pearl Harbor’

Fear of a “cyber Pearl Harbor” first appeared in the 1990s and for the past two decades, policymakers have worried that hackers could blow up oil pipelines, contaminate the water supply, open floodgates and send airplanes on collision courses by hacking air traffic control systems.

December 12, 2015

The danger of linear projections

As Shinzo Abe sits down this week in Seoul with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, he does so as the leader of a country that many people around the world now seriously underestimate.

November 06, 2015

How to fight Daesh

The terrorist organization, Daesh, has captured the world’s attention with gruesome videos of beheadings, wanton destruction of antiquities and skilled use of social media.

September 09, 2015