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

Climate-Induced Migration in North Africa: A Case Study of Morocco

Climate-induced migration has become an imminent issue in the geographically diverse North African region. It is estimated that around 2.5 million people suffered climigration from the sub-Saharan regions to the coastal cities in Morocco along the Mediterranean, where the existing economic pressure is swelling up to threaten economic well-being and even social norms. Such climate-led migration is induced by water and food shortage resulting from the decline in soil fertility, salinization, desertification, and severity in temperature, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Therefore, the paper explores internal and external dimensions inducing climate change and its impact on migration in Morocco. The study uses the theory of the spillover effect to identify implications of climate-induced migration for economic, social, and political domains. It analyzes the policy actions of the Moroccan government in dealing with the Climate-induced migration. Finally, the research formulates certain policy recommendations that can help to mitigate threats of the climigration in North Africa in general and Morocco in particular.

Climate Justice: A Framework for Addressing the Global Consequences of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most urgent transnational and transgenerational problems of our time. Although it requires global collective action, climate justice remains a “hushed- up” and untold story. This paper approaches climate change from the climate justice framework.

Coral Reefs and Climate Change in the GCC Region

The aim of this research paper is to analyze the correlation between increasing temperature and the damage caused to coral reefs, the marine ecosystem, and its impact on human health in the GCC countries.