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hard power

The ability of a nation or other political entity to reach a desired outcome through force or the threat of force (i.e. military action). (The opposite of soft power.) Many of the top military brass have stated their belief that the nation's interests are best served through maintaining traditional hard power in combination with so-called soft power methods, such as diplomacy.
See also: hard, power
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Lewis II examines the ways that Major League Baseball exercises soft and hard power to further its business interests, and how the nature and use of that power changes over time as MLB seeks a more global reach.
First, negatively, the cooperation among these countries and others in the region has created a context in which the "hard power" asserted by Western governments and institutions, particularly the United States, is inappropriate.
Segundo a nova administracao dos EUA, o pais estaria abandonando a enfase no "hard power" que teria caracterizado a era Bush e iniciado uma nova era, a ser dominada pelo "smart power".
Soft and hard power choices are mostly aimed at the supply side of effective government.
Inconsistent unilateral actions, using hard power, by the United States both caused distrust by allies and increased suspicions by many nations who believe that the United States masks evil goals behind the rhetoric of idealism.
experience in Iraq suggests that hard power, when used without a patina of soft power, can degrade if it does not swiftly produce the desired result.
Hard power is the ability to get those outcomes through coercion or inducement--sticks and carrots.
Denmark Official Wants a More Powerful UN "It underlines the need of the legitimating United Nations also to seek hard power to enforce its resolutions."--Per Stig Moiler, Danish Foreign Minster praising Amitai Etzioni's new book From Empire to Community, which calls for a new form of global governance known as communitarianism
It is based on the distinction between hard power and soft power.
Trump's defenders reply that soft power -- what happens in the minds of others -- is irrelevant; only hard power, with its military and economic instruments, matters.
Exclusively to Air Force for shooting down two Indian aircraft violating Pakistani airspace; it was, for sure, an exemplary display of hard power that Pakistan has earned through the indefatigable industry and selfless devotion of our defence forces which they cherish for the noble cause of defending the frontiers of our country under all circumstances.
However, gains through use of hard power are temporary.
In the era of the digitalized global village, soft power diplomacy is more effective than hard power, which is coercive in its nature.
The overuse of hard power doesn't necessarily win friends abroad.
They mistakenly assumed that the information ambush would create panic, which would prepare the ground for brining on hard power to force Qatar to submit to their will.