19,000 seats, with more than two-thirds empty — this was the scene at President Donald Trump’s June rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This poor turnout was largely attributed to the organizing efforts of K-Pop fans in the digital space, who had ...

As soon as Taiwan became aware on December 31st of a mysterious virus spreading throughout Wuhan, China, concerned Taiwanese health officials sent an email to the World Health Organization requesting more information. The email was left unanswered.  Instead, the WHO ...

In early August, the Trump Administration signed two executive orders related to American national security. The orders, which will go into effect 45 days from their signing, will effectively ban U.S. transactions with popular Chinese social media apps TikTok and ...

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening democracy in a world where freedom has already been withering away. According to Freedom House’s annual report, 2019 marks the 14th year in a row where freedom is declining — ...

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging strong and economies across the world struggling, the omnipresent threat of climate change may have slipped your mind. And while no one wants another catastrophe to worry about, the impending climate crisis has to ...

“Made in Taiwan” — this label, seen affixed to the front of masks worn by White House senior staffers, has become a fundamental symbol of Taiwan’s soft power amid the COVID-19 pandemic. James Pasley of Business Insider reported that the ...

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, global financial stability has dissolved into chaos. The proliferation of the virus in countries throughout the world has placed numerous restrictions on the way countries now interact — such as trade between China ...

China’s soft historical and current approaches to soft power have been characterized by state-sponsored media programs, the establishment of Confucius Institutes and the policy implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. Soft power, a term coined by American political scientist ...

The case of Chan Tong-Kai, a Hong Kong citizen who allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend in Taiwan in 2018, was used as an example by Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s administration to support the controversial extradition bill that resulted in the ongoing ...

Millions of acres burned, almost 2000 homes lost, over a billion animals dead and 137 thousand posts on Instagram with the hashtag #bushfiresaustralia. The Australian hellscape has dramatically captured the world’s attention (and pocketbook) as an example of our worst ...