Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani, a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, NUS, is the author of Has China Won?

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Opinion | Why India can learn from Asean to become a stronger economy than China or the US

To become the world’s largest economy, India needs to unleash the animal spirits of the 1.3 billion Indian people by exposing them to global competition, writes Kishore Mahbubani.

To become the world’s largest economy, India needs to unleash the animal spirits of the 1.3 billion Indian people by exposing them to global competition, writes Kishore Mahbubani.

18 Aug 2021 - 5:30PM
Opinion | Why the US-China contest will be fought in the heartlands of America

The US demonises China, but underestimates the real competition: the winner will be the society that takes better care of its bottom 50 per cent.

The US demonises China, but underestimates the real competition: the winner will be the society that takes better care of its bottom 50 per cent.

10 Jul 2021 - 3:17AM
Opinion | Myanmar coup could jump-start US-China cooperation, through quiet diplomacy

An isolated Myanmar and divided Asean are not good for Beijing. The wisest thing Joe Biden can do is show that American diplomacy can once again succeed in Asia.

An isolated Myanmar and divided Asean are not good for Beijing. The wisest thing Joe Biden can do is show that American diplomacy can once again succeed in Asia.

10 Feb 2021 - 8:36AM
Asian Angle | Why the Quad doesn’t spell the future of Asia’s relationship with China

The big geopolitical game in Asia is not military but economic – and a massive economic ecosystem centred on China is evolving in the region.

The big geopolitical game in Asia is not military but economic – and a massive economic ecosystem centred on China is evolving in the region.

3 Feb 2021 - 9:39AM
Asian Angle | Why ‘the India way’ may be the world’s best bet for moral leadership

As a nation not viewed as a threat, India is well-placed to champion an ethical, rules-based order at a time the US, EU and China are unable to step up, says Kishore Mahbubani.

As a nation not viewed as a threat, India is well-placed to champion an ethical, rules-based order at a time the US, EU and China are unable to step up, says Kishore Mahbubani.

19 Nov 2020 - 4:26PM
Asian Angle | Joe Biden’s America needs to learn from the world, not vice versa

Chinese competition has exploded the ‘End of History’ myth, while Asia’s handling of Covid-19 shows ‘good government’ is not an oxymoron, writes Kishore Mahbubani.

Chinese competition has exploded the ‘End of History’ myth, while Asia’s handling of Covid-19 shows ‘good government’ is not an oxymoron, writes Kishore Mahbubani.

14 Nov 2020 - 6:01AM
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.

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

13 Oct 2020 - 9:18PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
12 Dec 2016 - 8:07PM
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.

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
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.

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
8 Jan 2013 - 2:57AM
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].

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