Foreign Voices 3|2015

Public Diplomacy Coalitions with the Global South. East Asia as the next global center of gravity

Carolina G. Hernandez

May 2015; 4 pages

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There is no doubt that much of the world’s prominent figures in the political, economic, and other spheres have increasingly regarded the Asia-Pacific region and particularly East Asia as the next global center of gravity. Not only are the economic powerhouses located in this region, but also the global strategic shifts are expected to take place in it. In this issue of our Foreign Voices series the author, Carolina G. Hernandez, recommends Germany and the EU, also to their own benefit, undertaking a mapping exercise of public diplomacy coalitions in the region, and secondly, redefine and even repackage themselves in these coalitions.


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