September 04, 2018

Democracies Should Fight Sharp Power with Soft Power

Joseph Nye and Shanthi Kalathil joined the Pacific Council's 2018 Teleconference Series to advocate for a "soft power" response to the "sharp power" tactics employed by authoritarian regimes.


August 17, 2018

“How Democracies Can Fight Authoritarian Sharp Power”

Writing for Foreign Affairs, Christopher Walker, Shanthi Kalathil, and Jessica Ludwig evaluate the increasing role of civil society in the fight against authoritarian influence.


July 09, 2018

Pre-Release: “What Is ‘Sharp Power’?” by Christopher...

In the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Democracy, Christopher Walker defines the pervasive threat of “sharp power,” or authoritarian influence efforts that seek to pierce, penetrate, and perforate the...


April 19, 2018

Journal of Democracy April 2018 Issue: China in Xi’s New Era

The April 2018 issues features an eight-article cluster on China in Xi's new era, two essays on the roots and implications of populism's global ascent, and more.