Reimagining security and rethinking economics

Now that the world is facing a trade war and the growing possibility that the West could find itself in a real war, we would do well to reconsider the lessons of the interwar period.

Many of today's economic and security disorders are frequently attributed to the 2008 global financial crisis. In addition to exposing the flaws in conventional economic policies, the crisis and its aftermath accelerated the global rebalancing from the Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific region, while fuelling political discontent and the rise of anti-establishment movements in the West.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline 'Reimagining security and rethinking economics'. Print Edition | Subscribe