American Soft Power: Thoughts From Indonesia

— By Christopher Linnan — For those readers who took political science courses in college, you have probably been introduced to the concept of “soft power” in the abstract sense. If you did, then you (much like me not so long ago), probably sat in a classroom and had a professor(s) who tried to communicate…

The Lure of the Protectionist Sirens in The Age of Globalization

— By Christopher Linnan — In Greek mythology, there are three (i) creatures called the Sirens who reside on the rocky island of Anthemoessa together. They lure passing sailors with their gorgeous voices and beautiful melodies, but when the seamen reach the island, they are shipwrecked. Economic protectionism is no different, as it offers the tantalizing…