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Kishore Mahbubani is Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He previously served for 33 years in Singapore's diplomatic service and is recognised as an expert on Asian and world affairs.


A Welcome Message from Kishore Mahbubani

The past two centuries of Western domination of world history have been a major historical aberration. All aberrations end eventually. Asia will return to centre stage again. However, many leading global minds cannot understand this because their mental maps have been trapped by narrow Western worldviews. The main goal of my writings is to awaken the world to the completely different historical era we are entering. My writings may take you out of your comfort zone but I hope they will help you to understand how different this century will be from previous centuries.

Recent Articles


[For the New Book The Great Convergence:
Asia, the West and the Logic of One World]

Book Review

By Lauren Madow, PD Magazine, Summer, 2013

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2013

By The Globalist, 29 December, 2013

Books of the Year

By Martin Wolf, The Financial Times, 29 November, 2013

Book Reviews

By Lanxin Xiang, Survival, 30 September, 2013

States still compete in connected times

By Tom Switzer, The Australian, 27 July, 2013

A Bold Optimist

By David Hale, The International Economy, Spring 2013

Kishore’s World

By Donald K. Emmerson, July 2013

Logic of one world

By Dr Maleeha Lodhi, 09 July 2013

Summer books guide

By Martin Wolf, 28 June 2013


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[Other Articles]

Nurturing the art of compromise

The Starits Times, 13 September 2014

Kishore Mahbubani & Bindu N Lohani: Asia must innovate, or stagnate

The Business Standard, 13 September 2014

Doves strong force in foreign policy debate

The Global Times, 26 August 2014

Why Won't the Big Powers Allow Global Monitoring of Flights Like MH370?

The World Post, 20 August 2014

Asia’s Reform Trinity?

Project Syndicate, 13 August 2014

Big Idea No. 7: Be Bold

The Strait Times, 09 August 2014

Helping China’s Doves

The New York Times, 17 July 2014

$5 meals, $500 holidays and $50k homes for SG50

The Strait Times, 12 July 2014

America Broke Iraq: Three Lessons for Washington

The National Interest, 1 July 2014

Big Idea No. 5: Speak the National Language

The Strait Times, 16 June 2014

Asean: The way forward

The Nation, 11 June 2014

ASEAN: The way forward

McKinsey & Company, May 2014


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  Media

Leadership Beyond 2015, 29 Auguest, 2014

Interview with Thai PBS-small, 29 July, 2014

The Kishore Mahbubani Emerging Leader Fellowship, 20 May, 2014

Asia or the West: Who Will Dominate the 21st Century?, 28 April, 2014

ASEAN leadership in a leaderless world, 15 April, 2014

Kishore Mahbubani on Indian Standard Time, 28 February, 2014

The NDTV Dialogues: India's urban explosion, 23 February, 2014

Changing Dynamics of International Relations, Brookings India, 17 February, 2014

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