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Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

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Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, is the author of Has China Won? (PublicAffairs, 2020). He was selected as one of Prospect magazine’s top 50 world thinkers in 2014.

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  1. The Lose-Lose Tech War
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    The Lose-Lose Tech War

    May 20, 2022 Kishore Mahbubani & Tony Chan worry that politics is getting in the way of the cooperation needed to advance science and tackle global problems.

  2. The Genius of Jokowi
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    The Genius of Jokowi

    Oct 6, 2021 Kishore Mahbubani argues that Indonesia's president has established a model of good governance for others to follow.

  3. An Interview with Kishore Mahbubani
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    An Interview with Kishore Mahbubani

    Nov 24, 2020 Kishore Mahbubani urges Joe Biden to tackle American plutocracy, warns that the West will regret provoking China, and offers advice to countries caught in the crossfire of the Sino-American rivalry.

  4. East Asia’s New Edge
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    East Asia’s New Edge

    Jul 22, 2020 Kishore Mahbubani highlights three reasons why the region has so far tackled COVID-19 far better than most Western countries.

  5. Can the World Order Catch Up with The World?
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    Can the World Order Catch Up with The World?

    Dec 26, 2019 Kishore Mahbubani warns that three global contradictions, if not addressed soon, will almost certainly lead to crisis.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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