The Korean Pandora’s Box: A Whitewashed Summit

In diplomacy, success in promoting any given policy is never assured, especially when dealing with belligerent nations like North Korea. Yet, Research Analyst Yun Sik James Hwang explores how the recent Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is considered a major victory for Pyongyang.

Fulcrum of Hegemony: Investment Battle in Sri Lanka Marks Return of US Soft Power Agenda in Asia

Sri Lanka is currently the geopolitical fulcrum between the East and the West. Dominant states in their respective regions have utilized foreign direct investment as a tool of soft power to assert influence in Sri Lanka. Investor states have funded development initiatives, believing the compounded interest of good will, will pay strategic dividends for securing […]

The Asian Web: A New Perspective with the Consul General of Germany in Toronto

In this series of podcast interviews, Yun Sik (James) Hwang interviews Consul General Peter Fahrenholtz of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto about his personal experience as a diplomat, Canada-Germany relations, and the experience of German re-unification.