K-pop: The Engine of South Korean Soft Power

By contextualizing Joseph Nye’s framework of soft power, this paper attempts to answer the question: In what ways has K-pop contributed to the generation of South Korea’s soft power? The paper focuses on K-pop bands’ roles in the national and international realm in South Korea’s exercise of soft power. Findings suggest that K-pop has played an active role in spreading South Korean culture through their songs. K-pop bands have raised awareness about contemporary issues through their collaborations with international organizations.
By Nora Almaazmi

Child Marriage in Syrian Refugee Camps

Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, child marriage has increased as compared to the pre-conflict period, especially in Syrian refugee camps. This paper examines why child marriage has increased in the post-conflict period in Syrian refugee camps. The paper analyzes the role of factors, such as culture, honor, economics, and safety as drivers of refugee child marriage.
By Mariam Alshamsi

Double Victimization: Armenian Women in the Armenian Genocide

This research paper investigates how Armenian women faced double victimization during and after the Armenian genocide. They were first victimized by Turkish nationalists and then criticized by the Armenian establishment for hindering the Armenian community’s reformation.
By Alya Alkhajeh