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    After Lee, where to now for the PAP?

    Author: Stephan Ortmann, City University of Hong Kong Lee Kuan Yew leaves behind an immense legacy. As Singapore’s first statesman, Lee inadvertently became the leader of an independent city-state after Singapore was expelled from Malaysia in 1965. He led a government of very talented officials who together transformed the former British colony into a first world country. The key d...more

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    How to solve Japan’s fiscal sustainability issues

    Authors: Takashi Oshio, Hitotsubashi University, and Kazumasa Oguro, Hosei University Japan is facing a dual problem of an ageing population and increasing government debt. While pension payouts will balloon out in the next decade, a low tax base means that the government will struggle to finance this. In 2013 Japan’s gross debt-to-GDP ratio was 243 per cent, the highest among OECD cou...more

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    Russia looks beyond China to avoid a shaky Asian pivot

    Author: Artyom Lukin, FEFU Facing trouble on its western borders, Russia is pinning its hopes on the East. Moscow has initiated its own Asian pivot, making efforts to cultivate political allies and economic partners in Asia. This eastward drive has been in the making for quite a while. In the second half of the 2000s, Moscow began taking steps to develop the long-neglected Russian Far E...more

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Richard Wood Richard Wood

Richard has published papers on wages policy, the taxation of financial arrangements and macroeconomic issues in Pacific island countries. Views expressed in these articles are his own and may not be shared by his employing agency. He is the author of How to Solve the European Economic Crisis: Challenging orthodoxy and creating new policy paradigms