Why did Eisenhower invite Soviet academics to study in American institutions? Did his plan work, judging by the example of Aleksandr Yakovlev? How does Joseph Nye define “soft power?”

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Russian Soft Power: Hard Power in a Velvet Glove

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1      Why did Eisenhower invite Soviet academics to study in American institutions?

2      Did his plan work, judging by the example of Aleksandr Yakovlev?

3      How does Joseph Nye define “soft power?”

4      How does soft power influence foreign policy (the ability to get other countries to do what you want)?

5      Why do you think Mahatma Gandhi is used as an example of “soft power” here? (if you don’t know who Gandhi is, you may need to look it up)

6      Why do some thinkers believe that American soft power is diminishing?

7      How was U.S. ranked in the most recent assessments of soft power?

8      How was Russia introduced to soft power?

9      Why does Lukin believe that Russia’s soft power dropped to zero?

10    What do you think the author means when he says “By reducing soft power exclusively to a policy of the state, conducted with the aim to enhance its hard power, the focus on soft power also was changed “(27)?

11    Given Putin’s understanding of soft power as exclusively a state objective, why do you think he has dubbed all NGO’s “foreign agents?”

12     On what does Putin blame Russia’s negative image in the West?

 

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