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Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

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Thitinan Pongsudhirak is a professor and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Political Science in Bangkok.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Global Tremors of Myanmar’s Coup
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    The Global Tremors of Myanmar’s Coup

    Apr 2, 2021 Thitinan Pongsudhirak shows how the recent military takeover could undermine ASEAN – and weaken regional stability more broadly.

  5. Defusing Asia’s Arms Race
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    Defusing Asia’s Arms Race

    Jul 12, 2016 Thitinan Pongsudhirak fears that the region's massive military buildup is jeopardizing its decades-long economic surge.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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