Skip to main content

Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

31 commentaries

Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, is the author of Has China Won? (PublicAffairs, 2020) and the open-access book The Asian 21st Century, which has been downloaded more than 3.3 million times since its release in January 2022.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Anwar Ibrahim’s Quiet Triumph
    mahbubani30_Sadiq AsyrafGetty Images_anwar Sadiq Asyraf/Getty Images

    Anwar Ibrahim’s Quiet Triumph

    Nov 2, 2023 Kishore Mahbubani shows how the Malaysian prime minister could stabilize the country and ensure the continued success of ASEAN.

  2. How Asia Keeps the Peace
    mahbubani29_Sonny TumbelakaAFP via Getty Images SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP via Getty Images

    How Asia Keeps the Peace

    Jun 12, 2023 Kishore Mahbubani considers why the region has avoided the kind of wars that keep exploding on Europe's doorstep.

  3. The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy
    mahbubani28_Kay Nietfeldpicture alliance via Getty Image_jokowidodobideng20 Kay Nietfeld/picture alliance via Getty Images

    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Dec 8, 2022 Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.

  4. The Lose-Lose Tech War
    op_mahbubani1_ FENG LIAFPGettyImages_us china tech war FENG LI/AFP/GettyImages

    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.

  5. The Genius of Jokowi
    mahbubani27_Ulet IfansastiGetty Images_jokowi Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

    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.

  1. mazzucato68_Muhammet Ikbal ArslanAnadolu via Getty Images_worldhealthassembly Muhammet Ikbal Arslan/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
  2. roach166_Kevin DietschGetty Images)_shipping Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
  3. songwe13_Anna MoneymakerGetty Images_rutobiden Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
  4. GettyImages-1166756409

    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
  5. samadashvili2_ GIORGI ARJEVANIDZEAFP via Getty Images_protest georgia GIORGI ARJEVANIDZE/AFP via Getty Images

    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
  6. op_whatley11_Chun Shu EyeEm_openbook Chun Shu/EyeEm/Getty Images

    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
  7. berglof38_CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINAFP via Getty Images_mangroves indonesia CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
  8. milani5_Fatemeh BahramiAnadolu via Getty Images_iran raisi Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
  9. rogoff249_Alex WongGetty Images_powellbiden Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.