Asia's Geopolitical Chessboard: Avoiding Checkmate

Asia's Geopolitical Chessboard: Avoiding Checkmate




Geopolitical risk has become an ever-more important consideration for businesses with global supply chains and multinational operations. Global tensions, especially between the US and China over trade and technology, have heightened uncertainties and depressing economic activity. Meanwhile, regional disputes involving the South China Sea, North Korea, and Hong Kong are still in play. Our panel of experts share their analysis of the shifting geopolitical landscape and its implications. Who will make the next move? Who will blink first?

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James Crabtree

Associate Professor of Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy



Parag Khanna

Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap


Farah Pandith

Author, "How We Win"; Former US Diplomat and Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


John Park

Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School


James G. Stavridis

Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group; Admiral, US Navy (Ret); Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO


Kurt Tong

Partner, The Asia Group, LLC; Former Consul General of the United States of America to Hong Kong and Macau

Published September 28, 2019