Foreign Policy Expert Joseph Nye on Trump's Threat to American 'Soft Power'

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Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov (R) speaks with Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari (L) before they attend a meeting to vote on a Draft resolution that condemns the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria at the Security Council on April 12, 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Harvard political scientist Joseph Nye famously wrote that "smart power is neither hard nor soft. It is both." We talk to Nye about how the U.S. can most effectively wield its power in the world's changing political landscape. We'll also hear his views on the Trump administration's decision to intervene militarily in Syria, the North Korean nuclear threat and what could be ahead for U.S.-Russia relations.


Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government