By Lauren McCranie In 1990, Joseph Nye sought to think more holistically about global power dynamics and introduced the concept of soft power: the ability of a country to persuade foreign publics to agree with its policies and stances without explicit force (as opposed to hard power levers like military force). A country’s soft power…

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Main takeaways:   South Korea’s position as one of the major democracies in Asia, as well as the recentelection of a China-skeptical presidential candidate, threaten to put pressure on relationswith the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. More than ever, soft power and culturaldiplomacy are needed. Democratic partners in Asia are therefore of crucial importanceto the European…

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By Jasmine Choi In December 2021, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced South Korea and North Korea’s agreement to officially end the Korean War “in principle,” a decision endorsed by the United States and China. The 70 year-long Korean War ended in July 1953 with an armistice. However, the two countries have technically still been at war…

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By Jennifer Zhang The only thing that’s certain about the future is its uncertainty. This adage holds doubly true for the world’s job markets. According to McKinsey, less than five percent of existing occupations can be wholly automated using current technology. Although as much as a third of constituent activities in 60 percent of trades could…

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