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Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

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Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a professor at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Political Science, is a senior fellow at its Institute of Security and International Studies.

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  1. Myanmar’s Military Junta Is Losing Power
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    Myanmar’s Military Junta Is Losing Power

    Jan 11, 2024 Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that while the resistance may soon defeat the junta, it will need support to build a viable democracy.

  2. Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Feb 7, 2023 Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.

  3. The Global Leadership India Needs
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    The Global Leadership India Needs

    Oct 14, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains what the the country must do to take a leading role in securing stability across the Indo-Pacific.

  4. The End of ASEAN as We Know It
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    The End of ASEAN as We Know It

    Oct 12, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that new geopolitical realities have put the organization’s once-lofty aspirations out of reach.

  5. Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War
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    Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Feb 2, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the region will once again be a major theater of superpower confrontation.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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