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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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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.
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    Impunity for Authoritarians Fuels Political Violence

    Maciej Kisilowski explains why allowing corrupt leaders to evade justice can stoke public fear and discontent.
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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.

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