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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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    Nov 13, 2012 Masahiro Matsumura

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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.

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