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Joseph Nye on the Global Power Shifts

“Two types of power shifts are occurring in this century: power transition and power diffusion.” 

If I could go back to university, one discipline that I would love to study is international relations. 428 more words


On Qatar

Qatar, a small peninsular country that protrudes into the Persian Gulf, has a native population of about 500,000 people. Its flag consists of nine triangles which represent the nine major tribes of Qatar. 897 more words

The Middle East

From Ping Pong Diplomacy to Ping Pong Capitalism Part 1: An Example of China "Soft Power"

On April 10, 1971, members of the US Table Tennis team made a historic trip to China to play ping pong, a significant step in thawing the icy relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. 484 more words


The Superiority of Soft Power by UKIP

 The traditional perception of ‘strong leadership’ is the use of Hard Power. However, it will become apparent that Soft Power is the superior form of leadership. 2,290 more words

“Terrorism is like jujitsu. The small players win if they make the large player use his strength against himself.”

—Joseph Nye.

Thought For Today

“Integrate, But Hedge”: China In the Age of Global Governance, Part I

“Integrate, But Hedge”: China In the Age of Global Governance, Part I

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

3 March 2016

Originally posted at Occupy.com on 26 January 2016… 1,500 more words


Wooing the World with Grassroots, Sustainable Local Agriculture

by Gretchen Mead
Executive Director

Last week I had the great honor to sit in front of my son’s 1st and 2nd grade class. These 6- through 8-year-olds interviewed me about what Victory Garden Initiative does, asking me: “What inspires you?” and “Do you grow peaches?” … 660 more words

Letter From The Director