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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.

Interview – David Parry

Interview – David Parry

Rev. David Parry sheds light on conceptual art and an alternative understanding of Machiavelli’s political commentary by exploring his larger artistic contributions.

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What Is Nationalism? A Nation? A Nationalist?

In principle, the nation-state is an institutional means precisely to democratize the international system.

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The Theatre of Politics: Politics as Oscar Broadway

Politics is compared to theatre due to the growing trend of passion play; a trend which is argued does not contribute positively to coexistence or commonality.

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International Travel Is a Risky Business: Research, Study, & Proselytizing

When travelling abroad, there are typically no rights to protest nor to challenge or undermine laws in a foreign national context.

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With Great Power Comes Great Climate Responsibility

Great powers are assessed with regard to their response and responsibility to limit the negative impact of climate change.

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Naval Powers: European Landscape Re-shuffled

After a record amount of peace-time, several historical naval powers have drifted away from military preparedness putting European security at stake.

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The Responsibility to Protect Has Turned into a Strategic Mistake

R2P has become a strategic conundrum that is being abused by powerful nations to further their own self-interest while it could become a drain on other economies.

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Fiction, Film & Empiricism: Comparative Politics as Action and Adventure

Works of art in novels, classic travelogues, and film have a strong, evocative power for students of comparative politics.

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The Future of Popular Geopolitics: Mega-Shark Cinematic Diplomacy

Amidst rising tensions, Hollywood films such as The Meg present an idealized image of harmony between the U.S. and China.

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The Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over Into a Small Island – Trinidad and Tobago

The overwhelming influx of Venezuelan migrants and refugees regionally has spilled over to small island states in the Caribbean including Trinidad and Tobago.

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