Analyzing the South Korean Cultural Wave 

With the rise of K-pop, K-dramas and Korean Cinema, this article seeks to analyze Hallyu, or the South Korean Cultural Wave as a soft power tactic by the country to rebrand itself as a rising eastern power in the world stage. It looks at the role this wave plays in political diplomacy, especially with countries like the US, China, Japan, and North Korea to maintain a position in the East Asian region.

Side-lined States : Djibouti Call

This article sheds light on the importance of Djibouti – a state that has been conveniently left out of the popular international narrative. It provides an insight into Djibouti’s systemic marginalisation and key economic and strategic role. The realisation of its importance is a step forward in the creation of a conducive environment for the growth of such forgotten states.

Blurry Borders: The Melting Peace in the Arctic

Deepanshu Singal explores the developing border tensions in the Arctic. It analyses the power dynamics and certain treaties that govern these not-so-well-defined borders. The discourse around the Arctic is becoming increasingly relevant due to climate change thawing sea-ice and opening up new opportunities in the regions and simultaneously states’ increasing thirst for monopolising over them.

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