Ramesh Thakur

Ramesh Thakur is Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; adjunct professor, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University, and editor-in-chief of Global Governance from Jan. 1, 2013. He began writing for The Japan Times in 1998 as Vice Rector of the United Nations University.

For Ramesh Thakur's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jul 20, 2016

China takes lesson from U.S.

China is proving just how good and diligent a pupil it has been in internalizing U.S. lessons on how a great power should conduct itself internationally.

May 8, 2016

Canada's thorny arms deal

An arms deal with Saudi Arabia brings into sharp relief the collision between Canada's self-righteous national identity and a self-interested foreign policy.

May 1, 2016

Jobs help sink Japan's sub bid

In the end the government was not prepared to pay the biggest political cost of all, which is domestic electoral consequences of any decision that laid waste to still more manufacturing jobs in the state of South Australia.