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Can Thailand Replicate South Korean Soft Power?
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?

This Is South Korea’s K-pop Soft Power Moment
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. 
China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Brunei: Boon or Bane?
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.

Will China’s Railway in Laos Help Bolster Its ‘Soft Power’?
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.

From Ethnic Nationalism to Social Media: How North Korea Leverages Its Soft Power Abroad
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.

The Ups and Downs of Soft Power in the Asia-Pacific
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.

Is Pakistan Reviving Its Soft-Power?
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.
India's Soft Power at Play in Central Asia
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.

What Role Does Soft Power Play in China-US Relations?
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?

Poland’s Biggest Charity Comes to China
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.

This Is the Achilles’ Heel of China’s Soft Power Projection Towards Developing Countries
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.
Bollywood Conquers China? Not Quite
July 08, 2017

Bollywood Conquers China? Not Quite

By Aswin Mannepalli
Did the Bollywood hit Dangal really take China by storm?

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