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Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

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Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a professor at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Political Science, is a senior fellow at its Institute of Security and International Studies.

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  1. Myanmar’s Military Junta Is Losing Power
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    Myanmar’s Military Junta Is Losing Power

    Jan 11, 2024 Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that while the resistance may soon defeat the junta, it will need support to build a viable democracy.

  2. Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Feb 7, 2023 Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.

  3. The Global Leadership India Needs
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    The Global Leadership India Needs

    Oct 14, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains what the the country must do to take a leading role in securing stability across the Indo-Pacific.

  4. The End of ASEAN as We Know It
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    The End of ASEAN as We Know It

    Oct 12, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that new geopolitical realities have put the organization’s once-lofty aspirations out of reach.

  5. Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War
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    Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Feb 2, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the region will once again be a major theater of superpower confrontation.

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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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