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Masahiro Matsumura

Masahiro Matsumura

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Masahiro Matsumura is Professor of International Politics at St. Andrew’s University (Momoyama Gakuin Daigaku) in Osaka.

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  1. China’s Self-Destructive Maritime Strategy
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    China’s Self-Destructive Maritime Strategy

    Aug 20, 2015 Masahiro Matsumura points out that the country undermining security in the South China Sea depends on it the most.

  2. China’s Resurgent Warlords
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    China’s Resurgent Warlords

    Jun 25, 2014 Masahiro Matsumura links North Korea’s execution of Chang Song-thaek to Chinese political infighting.

  3. From San Francisco to the South China Sea
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    From San Francisco to the South China Sea

    Oct 8, 2013 Masahiro Matsumura on the San Francisco Peace Treaty and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

  4. Praetorian China?
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    Praetorian China?

    Apr 26, 2013 Masahiro Matsumura

  5. Oki-Now-What?
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    Oki-Now-What?

    Nov 13, 2012 Masahiro Matsumura

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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.

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