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Yoon Young-kwan

Yoon Young-kwan

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Yoon Young-kwan, a former South Korean minister of foreign affairs and trade, is Chairman of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

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  1. Deterrence Is Not Enough in Northeast Asia
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    Deterrence Is Not Enough in Northeast Asia

    Aug 29, 2023 Yoon Young-kwan argues that diplomatic dialogue and economic benefit must accompany the new US-ROK-Japan security agreement.

  2. How China Lost Asia
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    How China Lost Asia

    Mar 15, 2023 Yoon Young-kwan says that the Philippines is only the latest country to seek stronger security ties with the US.

  3. Strengthening South Korea’s New Strategic Posture
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    Strengthening South Korea’s New Strategic Posture

    Jan 17, 2023 Yoon Young-kwan explains how President Yoon Suk-yeol’s administration is adapting to an age of heightened geopolitical conflict.

  4. The Shape of Asia’s New Cold War
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    The Shape of Asia’s New Cold War

    Jun 10, 2020 Yoon Young-kwan advises Asian leaders to assess the new Sino-American conflict across three distinct but related dimensions.

  5. How to Judge the Hanoi Summit
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    How to Judge the Hanoi Summit

    Feb 27, 2019 Yoon Young-kwan offers three criteria for determining whether US diplomacy with North Korea has borne fruit.

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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence

    A 2022 book argues that the only effective responses to government or market deficiencies come from civil society. When society is “malfunctioning” – for example, owing to deep polarization or fragmentation – that response mechanism is disrupted, and can even stop working altogether.

    considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.

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