Are the Beijing Olympics a pinnacle of China’s rise — or a pitfall?
The need for professional diplomacy has never been greater, even in an era of softer “cultural diplomacy.”
A decade after “soft power” came to the fore, it is time to assess its effectiveness.
Remember the times when peasants, not the proletariat, were the vanguards of China’s communist revolution?
Has the ubiquitous concept of “soft power” outlived its usefulness in international affairs?
Is “soft power” just a friendlier-sounding way for the United States to dominate the world?
How does the concept of “mental power” provide a useful prism through which to view U.S.-China affairs?
What does Europe’s embrace of Barack Obama mean for transatlantic relations?
How did the wars of the 20th century influence the trends of globalization, Americanization and Europeanization?
What explains booming U.S. global earnings in the face of America’s battered world image?