The meteoric rise of K-Pop stars as celebrity diplomats has exported various aspects of South Korean society to the rest of the world. This article explores how some of the nation’s more damaging characteristics, such as its highly unequal gender perceptions are being amplified by the growth of the K-Pop industry.
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.
This article looks at the rise of China and tries to understand the increasing apprehension against it. It analyses the transformation of China’s foreign relations with the world, especially the US and gives insights into what changed its behaviour. The increasingly manipulative role of China in global politics makes it important to understand its rise from an uncoloured perspective.
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.
In this article, the author intends to highlight the economic benefits of India-Taiwan FTA while taking into consideration the “One China Policy”.
This article offers an analysis of the first US presidential debate of 2020. It provides an insight into the international impact of key Trump versus Biden policies that were hushed amidst the insults that were hurled during the debate. The increased importance of the US in global politics warrants a robust policy analysis as in this article.
Over six thousand rivers and rivulets pass through the land-locked country Nepal, making it the third richest country in water resources. This article will demonstrate that if the development of a natural resource is strategically conducted, it proves to be a boon for economic growth.
The EU – Turkey deal reduces the identity of the refugees to a commodity which can be outsourced. Through this article, Vedaansh Kaushik delves into this peculiar agreement.
Quite a few factors can bring instability in a country and make a country tough to manage — one of them being variable geography as Yemen is a land that has mountains, deserts and canyons.
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.
The two fastest-growing economies in Asia have had much in common.Fast-forwarding to 2020, the recent skirmish left at least 20 casualties. Karishini Puri delves into the history of Indo-China relations since the independence of both countries.
In this article, Amisha Singh talks about the genesis of the current standoff with China in Ladakh.