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Abe Shinzō

Abe Shinzō

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Abe Shinzō was Prime Minister of Japan from 2006-07 and 2012-20.

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  1. Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Sep 26, 2022 Abe Shinzō set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

  2. US Strategic Ambiguity Over Taiwan Must End
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    US Strategic Ambiguity Over Taiwan Must End

    Apr 12, 2022 Abe Shinzō thinks America's policy toward China and the island has become a source of instability, not deterrence.

  3. The G20 in Osaka
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    The G20 in Osaka

    Jun 21, 2019 Abe Shinzō explains Japan's goals in pursuing a four-point agenda at the group's upcoming summit.

  4. Japan From War to Peace
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    Japan From War to Peace

    Aug 14, 2015 Abe Shinzō commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with atonement and resolve.

  5. Toward an Alliance of Hope
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    Toward an Alliance of Hope

    May 1, 2015 Abe Shinzō sets out Japan’s agenda for domestic reform and peace and prosperity in Asia.

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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.
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    The Future of Work in the AI Era

    Eric Posner concludes that widespread job displacement would be largely unmanagable, at least in the short run.
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    How to Govern the Bretton Woods Institutions Better

    Brahima Coulibaly, et al. propose six ways to boost the legitimacy and efficacy of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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