East Asia

From elections in South Korea and diplomacy in Mongolia to the Olympics in Japan– reports from East Asia

08.07.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Tough choices in a tough neighborhood: Challenges and opportunities for the two Koreas

Buffeted by domestic difficulties and degradation of the international context at both global and regional levels, South and North Korea are already...


03.07.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Mongolia’s diplomacy amidst the pandemic and geopolitical rivalries

Rising geopolitical tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic constitute a major challenge for Mongolia’s multilateral and regional initiatives. To avoid...


27.05.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Social media and public discourse in Mongolia

Social media is a dominating force in public discourse. In the case of Mongolia, proactive and transparent use by public health authorities has helped...


18.05.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Corona vs Abenomics: Japan’s reaction to the crisis

Over many years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to revitalize the Japanese economy, following a policy known as “Abenomics”. While...


14.05.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Creative industries in Mongolia: The challenge of COVID-19 for arts and culture

The young and up-coming jazz scene in Ulaanbaatar is hit hard by the lockdown in an already challenging economic environment, as are artists of all...


30.04.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Sheep diplomacy and a troubled economy: Mongolia amid COVID-19

Balancing two mighty neighbours is part of the DNA of Mongolia’s diplomacy and economic relations. The country’s economy depends heavily on trade with...


14.04.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

South Korea: Elections in times of COVID-19

South Korea’s strategy in the fight against the coronavirus is viewed as a model throughout the world. Now the country is conducting parliamentary...



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