June 01, 2022
Can Thailand Replicate South Korean Soft Power?
By SUKEGAWA Seiya
South Korea’s soft power is permeating youth culture. Can Thailand follow its example?
February 16, 2022
This Is South Korea’s K-pop Soft Power Moment
By Brandon Valeriano and Aleydis Nissen
K-pop offers something different to the nationalism projected by China and the territorial politics of exclusion.
January 28, 2022
China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Brunei: Boon or Bane?
By Riyani Sidek and Nafisa Halim
If vaccine diplomacy is to pay off, it needs to be based on firm bilateral foundations.
January 11, 2022
Will China’s Railway in Laos Help Bolster Its ‘Soft Power’?
By Daniele Carminati
The inauguration of the long-promised rail line offers Beijing a chance to burnish its image in mainland Southeast Asia.
August 17, 2021
From Ethnic Nationalism to Social Media: How North Korea Leverages Its Soft Power Abroad
By Jason Bartlett
Kim Jong Un recently instructed the country’s propagandists to improve overseas messaging efforts.
March 15, 2021
The Ups and Downs of Soft Power in the Asia-Pacific
By Daniele Carminati
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the relative "soft power" standing of leading powers.
March 09, 2019
Is Pakistan Reviving Its Soft-Power?
By Hajira Maryam
With the ascension of Imran Khan to power last year, Islamabad seems keen to improve its soft power capital.
August 23, 2018
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
By Colleen Wood
India’s soft power push could be threatened by tension stemming from medical students’ bumpy integration in Kyrgyzstan.
May 08, 2018
What Role Does Soft Power Play in China-US Relations?
By Farwa Aamer
Can soft power be reimagined beyond the parameters of competition in Sino-U.S. relations?
January 16, 2018
Poland’s Biggest Charity Comes to China
By Krzysztof Iwanek
This year, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity played in Shanghai and Beijing.
July 31, 2017
This Is the Achilles’ Heel of China’s Soft Power Projection Towards Developing Countries
By Patrik K. Meyer
China must make a concerted effort to equip Chinese citizens with the necessary sociocultural tools to build respectful and long-term people-to-people relations.
July 08, 2017
Bollywood Conquers China? Not Quite
By Aswin Mannepalli
Did the Bollywood hit Dangal really take China by storm?