Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor: Waarom naties 'soft power' zouden moeten nastreven

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India wordt in sneltempo een supermacht, zegt Shashi Tharoor — niet enkel door handel en politiek maar door 'soft' power, haar vermogen om haar cultuur met de wereld te delen via voedsel, muziek, technologie, Bollywood. Hij stelt het uiteindelijk niet de omvang van het leger is die bepaalt in welke mate een land de harten en hoofden van de wereld weet te beroeren.

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Shashi Tharoor · Politician and writer

After a long career at the UN, and a parallel life as a novelist, Shashi Tharoor became a member of India's Parliament. He spent 10 months as India's Minister for External Affairs, building connections between India and the world.

After a long career at the UN, and a parallel life as a novelist, Shashi Tharoor became a member of India's Parliament. He spent 10 months as India's Minister for External Affairs, building connections between India and the world.