Articles by: "Joseph S. Nye"
Lying and leadership

This election season has been marked by frequent charges of dishonesty. During Britain’s ‘Brexit’ debate, each side charged the other with distorting the truth, though the speed with which the ‘Leave’ camp has been disowning …

Do we want powerful leaders?

A trend toward greater authoritarianism seems to be spreading worldwide. Vladimir Putin has successfully used nationalism to tighten his control over Russia and seems to enjoy great popularity. Xi Jinping is regarded as China’s most …

How Trump would weaken America

Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive US presidential nominee, has expressed deep scepticism about the value of America’s alliances. His is a very nineteenth-century view of the world. Back then, the United States followed George …

Brexit and the balance of power

Britain joined what became the European Union in 1973. This year, on 23 June, it will hold a referendum on whether to leave. Should it? Current polls show a closely divided electorate. Prime Minister David …