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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?
    dr4645c.jpg Dean Rohrer

    Oki-Now-What?

    Nov 13, 2012 Masahiro Matsumura

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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