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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence 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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