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.

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

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

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?

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

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

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

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

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The Case for an ASEAN Erasmus Programme

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

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