public opinion

Mass protest in Cheonggye Plaza, by Teddy Cross

Scott Snyder breaks down the scandal currently unfolding in South Korea, and the political conundrum that follows.

July 4th Uncle Sam, by Crea8t

America is not as polarized as we fear.

Donald J. Trump’s stunning upset over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States has shocked the world. His triumph holds the potential for overturning the world order. Criticisms of trade, immigration and international engagement were central to his candidacy. [...] On Wednesday, leaders reacted to a reshaped world.

Explore the relationship between politics, perception and public diplomacy in this special U.S. Presidential election blog roundup.  

The Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017 is an opportune time to revive the National Branding Council proposal made by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) in 20121 to build the international image and reputation of the country. Nation Branding is an important tool in managing a country’s identity across the globe forming part of public diplomacy.

Just as American citizens are on the edge of their seats over the results, so too are international leaders, such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose relationships with the United States will be profoundly affected by the election’s outcome. The campaign raises a fundamental question for Chinese officials: Would they prefer the next U.S. president to be predictable or a wildcard?