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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 Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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