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soft power

The ability of a nation or other political entity to reach a desired outcome by non-violent methods (such as diplomacy, negotiation, foreign aid, etc.) and without the use or threat of force (i.e. military action). (The opposite of hard 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: power, soft
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Should "One's Own Country First" become more than a campaign slogan and be translated into policies that lead to the sabotage of global public goods, the soft power of that country will be damaged.
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" The term "Soft Power" was first coined by the Harvard Professor Joseph Nye, which means "the ability to persuade others through culture, values and ideas." It is a power to influence in a sophisticated and gentle way leading to a positive image building as well as advancing economic and political interest.
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Opinion polls and the Portland Soft Power 30 index show that American soft power has declined since the beginning of Trump's term.
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Congress MP, Sashi Tharoor, who applies this concept to India, holds the view that India can become a world leader by developing its 'Soft Power'.
'The soft power is meant to win hearts of people by applying nonviolent procedures ...
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analysis is premised on the existence of this soft power disparity.