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“What is soft power? It is the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments. It arises from the attractiveness of a country’s culture, political ideals, and policies.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics
“إن القوتين الصلبة والناعمة تعزز كل منهما الأخرى أحيانا، وتتدخل فيها أحيانا أخرى”
جوزيف س. ناي, القوة الناعمة: وسيلة النجاح في السياسة الدولية
“When you can get others to admire your ideals and to want what you want, you do not have to spend as much on sticks and carrots to move them in your direction. Seduction is always more effective than coercion, and many values like democracy, human rights, and individual opportunities are deeply seductive.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics
“Smart power is neither hard nor soft. It is both.     Joseph”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics
“Power is also like love, easier to experience than to define or measure, but no less real for that.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics
“power is the ability to influence the behavior of others to get the outcomes one wants.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics
“Information is power, and modern information technology is spreading information more widely than ever before in history.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics
“What is soft power? It is the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments. It arises from the attractiveness of a country’s culture, political ideals, and policies. When our policies are seen as legitimate in the eyes of others, our soft power is enhanced. America has long had a great deal of soft power. Think of the impact of Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms in Europe at the end of World War II; of young people behind the Iron Curtain listening to American music and news on Radio Free Europe; of Chinese students symbolizing their protests in Tiananmen Square by creating a replica of the Statue of Liberty; of newly liberated Afghans in 2001 asking for a copy of the Bill of Rights; of young Iranians today surreptitiously watching banned American videos and satellite television broadcasts in the privacy of their homes. These are all examples of America’s soft power. When you can get others to admire your ideals and to want what you want, you do not have to spend as much on sticks and carrots to move them in your direction. Seduction is always more effective than coercion, and many values like
democracy, human rights, and individual opportunities are deeply seductive. As General Wesley Clark put it, soft power “gave us an influence far beyond the hard edge of traditional balance-of-power politics.” But attraction can turn to repulsion if we act in an arrogant manner and destroy the real message of our deeper values.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics
“ويفكر بعض الناس في القوة بطريقة ضيقة، من حيث إصدار الأوامر والقسر. وأنت تجرب ذلك عندما تستطيع أن تجعل الناس يفعلون ما يفضلون أن لا يفعلوه.(1)فتقول لهم " اقفزوا !" فيقفزون. ويبدو هذا اختياراً بسيطاً للقوة ولكن الأشياء ليست مستقيمة كما تبدو لأول وهلة. افرض أن الذين تأمرهم ، مثل حفيداتي، يحبون القفز أصلا ؟ فعندما نقيس القوة. بمعايير تغيير سلوك الآخرين فإن علينا أن نعرف أولا ما هي الأشياء التي يفضلونها. وإلاّ فسنكون مخطئين في معرفة قوتنا كالديك الذين يظن أن صياحه هو الذي يجعل الشمس تشرق! ومن ثم فقد تتبخر القوة عندما يتغير السياق. فالتلميذ المتنمر الذي يُرهِبُ الأطفالَ الآخرين في ساحة المدرسة ويجعلهم يقفزون بأمره يفقد قوته حالما يعود تلاميذ الصف من الفرصة إلى غرفة صفهم المنضبطة بشكل صارم. والدكتاتور القاسي يستطيع أن يسجن احد المنشقين ويعدمه . ولكن ذلك قد لا يثبت قوته إذا كان المنشق يسعى إلى الفوز بالاستشهاد. فالقوة إذن تعتمد دائما على السياق الذي توجد ضمنه العلاقة.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., ‫القوة الناعمة: وسيلة النجاح في السياسة الدولية ‬