The volume explores the role of soft power in US foreign policy past, present and future. It addresses vital issue areas – including terrorism threats, foreign economic policy and cultural diplomacy – as well as crucial bilateral relations – including Sino-American, Russian-American and transatlantic. In so doing, it offers an assessment of Joe Biden’s first year in office as well as future perspectives and recommendations regarding the role of soft power in US foreign policy. The book is an essential and unique resource for understanding how soft power informs US foreign policy and diplomatic practice today and how it will continue to do so in the years to come.
The book features a foreword from Joseph Nye, the ‘father of soft power’, and articles from Michael F. Oppenheimer, Naren Chitty and Chenjun Wang, Taryn Shepperd, Alister Miskimmon, Ben O’Loughlin, Laura Roselle, and Faith Leslie, Nicholas J. Cull, Farah Pandith and Jacob Ware, Giulio M. Gallarotti, Eugenio Lilli and Christopher Painter, Carla Dirlikov Canales, John M. Owen, Nancy Snow and Liwen Zhang and Giles Scott-Smith.