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Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

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Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, is the author of Has China Won? (PublicAffairs, 2020) and the open-access book The Asian 21st Century, which has been downloaded more than 3.3 million times since its release in January 2022.

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  1. Anwar Ibrahim’s Quiet Triumph
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    Anwar Ibrahim’s Quiet Triumph

    Nov 2, 2023 Kishore Mahbubani shows how the Malaysian prime minister could stabilize the country and ensure the continued success of ASEAN.

  2. How Asia Keeps the Peace
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    How Asia Keeps the Peace

    Jun 12, 2023 Kishore Mahbubani considers why the region has avoided the kind of wars that keep exploding on Europe's doorstep.

  3. The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Dec 8, 2022 Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.

  4. The Lose-Lose Tech War
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    The Lose-Lose Tech War

    May 20, 2022 Kishore Mahbubani & Tony Chan worry that politics is getting in the way of the cooperation needed to advance science and tackle global problems.

  5. The Genius of Jokowi
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    The Genius of Jokowi

    Oct 6, 2021 Kishore Mahbubani argues that Indonesia's president has established a model of good governance for others to follow.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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