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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. What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance
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    What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance

    Jul 10, 2024 Yoon Young-kwan thinks a new treaty introduces major new risks that could force China to rein in its junior partners.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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