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Obama Soft Power

Considering Soft Power's Future

Philip Seib | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Philip Seib

For much of the past decade, "soft power" has been touted as a means for making foreign policy more effective by emphasizing enticement rather than coercion, conversation rather than conflict.

The War On Soft Power

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress struggled until the 11th hour to agree on budget cuts that would avert a government shutdown. The ...

Obama's Foreign Policies Must Combine Hard and Soft Power

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Nye

Beyond dealing with urgent trouble spots, a key priority for Barack Obama will be to set his own tone that helps to educate the public at home and abroad.

Obama Grows a Beard

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

I can't be the only one who has noticed that this President-elect who ignited his Democratic base and the world has grown in stature and gravitas since the election.

Obama Soft Power, Smart Power

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Those of us who view ourselves as moderate independents may be the most satisfied with what comes out of the sausage factory, er, legislative process under Obama.

Obama and Soft Power (II)

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

After summing up American military and economic power, I realized that something was missing -- a term that defines our ability to attract others through culture, values, and policies.

Barack Obama and Soft Power

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

It is difficult to think of any single act that would do more to restore America's soft power than the election of Obama to the presidency.