Saturday, November 20, 2004

Hard Power v. Soft Power 

This newfound respect for soft power is encouraging. The Bush Administration is publicly declaring a new effort to de-alienate our allies around the world. That's good.
The effort stems from the administration's realization that progress on issues that include the Middle East peace process, stabilizing Iraq and preventing Iran and North Korea from developing nuclear weapons is far more likely with the cooperation of allies than if the U.S. worked alone, a White House official said.
They just now came to this "realization"? Better late than never, I suppose.


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