Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, is the author of Has the West Lost It?

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On Reflection | Coronavirus is telling us to be a citizen of our country – and our world

To survive in the short term, we need national solidarity – but to survive in the long term, we need global solidarity.

30 Apr 2020 - 6:31AM

To survive in the short term, we need national solidarity – but to survive in the long term, we need global solidarity.

Coronavirus is telling us to be a citizen of our country – and our world
Opinion | Why China and the US must set aside their differences to tackle the coronavirus crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic is occurring at a time when global organisations, including the WHO, are weakened, making it imperative for world powers to step up.

13 Mar 2020 - 6:34PM

The Covid-19 pandemic is occurring at a time when global organisations, including the WHO, are weakened, making it imperative for world powers to step up.

Why China and the US must set aside their differences to tackle the coronavirus crisis
Opinion | When will the Western-led global order catch up with the world and include Asia?

The world order has not kept pace with the shifting economic dynamics. The US and EU retain control of the IMF and World Bank despite Asia’s economic might, and the US dollar remains predominant despite Trump’s weaponisation of it.

27 Dec 2019 - 11:33AM

The world order has not kept pace with the shifting economic dynamics. The US and EU retain control of the IMF and World Bank despite Asia’s economic might, and the US dollar remains predominant despite Trump’s weaponisation of it.

When will the Western-led global order catch up with the world and include Asia?
Opinion | Italy joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights different approaches of Europe and the US on Asia policy

While Italy has attracted criticism within Europe for joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to the continent underscores the transatlantic divide over how to deal with rising Asian powers.

2 Apr 2019 - 1:28AM

While Italy has attracted criticism within Europe for joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to the continent underscores the transatlantic divide over how to deal with rising Asian powers.

Italy joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights different approaches of Europe and the US on Asia policy
How fear drove voters towards Trump and away from the EU
Xi, India's Modi and Indonesia's Widodo lead pragmatists' rise

More than one-third of the world's population lives in just three countries: China, India and Indonesia. With all three undergoing significant political transitions, this is a decisive moment in shaping the global economy's future.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

More than one-third of the world's population lives in just three countries: China, India and Indonesia. With all three undergoing significant political transitions, this is a decisive moment in shaping the global economy's future.

Xi, India's Modi and Indonesia's Widodo lead pragmatists' rise
Americans ill-served by the blinkered view of US dominance

The time has come to think the unthinkable: the era of American dominance in international affairs may well be coming to an end. As that moment approaches, the main question will be how well the US is prepared for it.

29 May 2013 - 6:16AM

The time has come to think the unthinkable: the era of American dominance in international affairs may well be coming to an end. As that moment approaches, the main question will be how well the US is prepared for it.

Americans ill-served by the blinkered view of US dominance
Dynastic succession in Asian politics is no guarantee of success
A world without America as No 1

Long before anyone else, former US president Bill Clinton saw that America would have to prepare for the time when it would no longer be the No 1 power in the world. In his 2003 Yale University address on "Global Challenges", he said: "If you believe that maintaining power and control and absolute freedom of movement and sovereignty is important to your country's future, there's nothing inconsistent in [the US continuing to behaving unilaterally].

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29AM

Long before anyone else, former US president Bill Clinton saw that America would have to prepare for the time when it would no longer be the No 1 power in the world. In his 2003 Yale University address on "Global Challenges", he said: "If you believe that maintaining power and control and absolute freedom of movement and sovereignty is important to your country's future, there's nothing inconsistent in [the US continuing to behaving unilaterally].

A world without America as No 1