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Mark Allen

Mark Allen

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Mark Allen is former Director of Policy Development and Review at the IMF and Senior Regional Representative for CEE.

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  1. skidelsky156_WIktor SzymanowiczNurPhoto via Getty Images_boris johnson Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    International Law and Political Necessity

    Robert Skidelsky

    The UK government’s proposed “breach” of its Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union is purely a negotiating ploy. Critics of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's tactics must argue their case on pragmatic rather than legal grounds.

    challenges critics of the UK government's Brexit strategy to argue their case on pragmatic rather than legal grounds.
  2. Abe Suga Eugene Hoshiko - Pool/Getty Images

    Japan After Abe

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unexpected resignation for health reasons has ended the tenure of Japan’s longest-serving premier, raising questions about the future direction of economic and foreign policy. His successor, Yoshihide Suga, who was Abe’s closest ally in government, must now convince voters and the rest of the world that he is up to the job.

  3. pei68_Carl Court  PoolAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_ Carl Court/Pool/Anadolu Agency

    Japan’s Geopolitical Balancing Act Just Got Harder

    Minxin Pei

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managed to strike a delicate diplomatic balance between China and the United States. But as Sino-American tensions escalate, his successor, Yoshihide Suga, will find it increasingly difficult to avoid taking sides, especially on technology issues and security arrangements. 

    thinks the escalating US-China conflict may force new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to take sides.

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