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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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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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