Author profile: Daniele Carminati

Daniele Carminati is a PhD candidate in Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong. His interest revolves around the impact of globalization and the ensuing trends and issues across East and Southeast Asia with a particular focus on soft power dynamics. He has a mixed background in communication studies and international relations from several universities between Europe and Asia. Daniele is also a commissioning editor at E-International Relations.

The State of China’s Soft Power in 2020

Daniele Carminati • Jul 3 2020 • Articles

China’s culture still has limited appeal, but as long as it is supported by economic assets and growth, its soft power is bound to attract.

China and Japan’s Connectivity Strategies in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Case

Daniele Carminati • Mar 25 2020 • Articles

If Thailand manages to advance a mutually agreed vision for regional connectivity, it can potentially benefit both from competition and collaboration.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Debt Trap or Soft Power Catalyst?

Daniele Carminati • Sep 1 2019 • Articles

A reassessment of how China wants to present itself to the world should come sooner than later, as it takes a long time to build a trustworthy reputation.

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

Daniele Carminati • Dec 11 2018 • Articles

Soft power is a term coined by Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. Soft or not, Chinese strategies are all-pervading although not necessarily sustainable in the current state.

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

Daniele Carminati • Jul 11 2018 • Articles

When dealing with such a prominent and complex power as China, discussing and generalizing about its conduct may raise more questions than it answers.

The Case for an ASEAN Erasmus Programme

Daniele Carminati • Jan 29 2018 • Articles

Further initiatives and programmes ought to be instilled to encourage ASEAN students to pursue their education within ASEAN states.


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