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Yoon Young-kwan

Yoon Young-kwan

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Yoon Young-kwan, a former minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Korea, is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Seoul National University.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Korea’s Year of Living Diplomatically
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    Korea’s Year of Living Diplomatically

    Jan 17, 2019 Yoon Young-kwan reflects on the peninsula’s progress toward denuclearization in 2018, and the work that remains to be done.

  4. Getting to Yes With Kim Jong-un
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    Getting to Yes With Kim Jong-un

    Jun 8, 2018 Yoon Young-kwan urges a combination of political boldness and realistic prudence in denuclearizing North Korea.

  5. From PyeongChang to Peace?
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    From PyeongChang to Peace?

    Feb 8, 2018 Yoon Young-kwan thinks North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics can be a path to restart denuclearization talks.

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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Amid heated debates about the factors that led Russia to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it helps to distinguish between deep, intermediate, and immediate causes. But while each can matter in their own ways, war need not be considered inevitable even when they are all present.

    considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.

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