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Australia has been both on the inside and the outside of the political environment in Asia. How will China influence the country's role in the region?

CPD Director Jay Wang and CPD Faculty Fellow Amara Aguilar join the United Nations' 3rd annual convening of AI innovators in Geneva, Switzerland

Turkey's hard power strategies illustrate how soft power is vulnerable to reputation, writes CPD Contributing Scholar Senem Çevik. 

The annual conference supported by South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be held June 26-28.

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This project increased understanding of the various dimensions of China’s unprecedented public diplomacy in Pakistan, which has gained new momentum since the commencement of Beijing’s US $62 billion investment in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Taiwanese eats are a key part of the country's soft power in Asia, and this is never any truer than it is for South Koreans. Tourists from the country are easy to spot in every Carrefour, filling their baskets with local snacks. Chief among them are pineapple cakes, the buttery pastry filled with sweet pineapple-flavored jam that may or may not contain actual pineapple.

Kim Young-tae, a Korean transport policy expert, on Thursday was named secretary general of the International Transport Forum (ITF), an intergovernmental body under the OECD. It is the first time a Korean has been named to a director position of A7, the highest among grades that range from A1 at the OECD. [...] "Well, Korea as a country has been spotlighted for its rapid development. It rose from the ashes of war. Many countries want to learn how Korea built its top-notch transportation infrastructure in such a short amount of time." He said

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