Does a 2nd Trump term mean the American century is really over? Yes and no

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2019


According to Joseph Nye, a second Trump term really will mean the American century is over. In a way. But we can’t be sure. Weasel words? Perhaps. But there’s a reason. The Harvard professor’s book, ‘Is the American Century Over?’ was published not too long ago. Recently, Professor Nye acknowledged that “a second term for Trump … Continue reading “Does a 2nd Trump term mean the American century is really over? Yes and no”

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Why cerebral political scientists read and write novels

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2019


It was very interesting to read Joseph Nye explain what he learnt from novels. Not too long ago, Professor Nye, who teaches at Harvard and co-founded the international relations theory of neoliberalism, told Project Syndicate that he learnt a great deal from Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’. “Yes,” the professor replied, when asked, “are there novels that have taught … Continue reading “Why cerebral political scientists read and write novels”

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Populism will stay in America, no matter if Trump does so in the White House or not

by Rashmee

Posted on February 11, 2019


Four years or eight, don’t look to Donald Trump’s exit from the White House to bring an end to this era of so-called populism. Harvard professor Joseph Nye recently offered a common sense view of populism, especially of the American variety. His piece can be distilled to a two-part message: ** Most Americans generally express … Continue reading “Populism will stay in America, no matter if Trump does so in the White House or not”

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How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2017


How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world? Harvard professor and former US assistant secretary of defense Joseph Nye recently asked the question and came up with an interesting answer. Leadership does matter, he says, but no one knows how much exactly. “Scholars who have tried to measure the effects of leadership in … Continue reading “How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK