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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]

Are the British or Chinese more cunning?

The Financial Times, 29 October, 2015

Sino-Indian convergence drives world

Global Times, 11 September, 2015

We Asked Kishore Mahbubani: What Should Be the Purpose of American Power?

The National Interest, 27 August, 2015

Display the values we claim to have

The Straits Times, 15 August, 2015

How Kazakhstan can make geopolitical waves

The World Economic Forum, 07 August, 2015

Why Singapore Is the World's Most Successful Society

The World Post, 04 August, 2015

When China becomes number one

Horizons, Summer, No.4, 2015

The unusual partnership of Singapore, Kazakhstan

The Straits Times, 25 July, 2015

Yes we can! The Raffles Dialogue on Human Wellbeing and Security

The Lancet Home, Volume 3, No. 8, August, 2015

To Singapore with love

The Straits Times, 11 July, 2015

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Deep Discussion on Meeting between Jinping Xi and Yingjiu Ma, 07 November, 2015

Crossover: Meeting between leaders an important milestone, 07 November, 2015

Conversation With S11: Kishore Mahbubani, 05 August, 2015

SG50+ Conference – Session 4: Governance, Institute of Policy Studies, NUS, 14 July 2015

The Aspirations of Inspirational Indonesia, World Economic Forum, 20 April 2015

What Happens When China Becomes Number One? Albert H. Gordon Lecture, Harvard Kennedy School, 8 April 2015

Leadership Beyond 2015, 29 Auguest, 2014

Interview with Thai PBS-small, 29 July, 2014

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