EconomicsTrade and economic structures such as markets.
EducationWhen the elite of other nations attend your schools.
LeadershipThe credibility of your leadership from the perspective of other countries.
DiplomacySkilled diplomats and their relationships.
InstitutionsInfluence over institutions that orchestrate international cooperation.
CultureCultural influence such as entertainment and media.
Foreign AssistanceHelping developing countries to build out infrastructure and institutions.
ReputationThe reputation of a nation in the eyes of the world.
|Overview: Soft Power
The ability of a nation to influence without using the threat of military force.