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Alejandro Reyes

Alejandro Reyes

Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong

Alejandro Reyes is director of knowledge dissemination and adjunct professor at the Asia Global Institute of The University of Hong Kong. He is a fellow of the Canadian International Council for 2020-22. From 2017 to 2019, he served as senior policy adviser to the assistant deputy minister (Asia Pacific) and co-convenor of the Asia Pacific Policy Hub at Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian foreign ministry. Early in his professional career, he was a journalist with Asiaweek magazine, where his last position was senior correspondent for regional affairs.

Articles by Alejandro Reyes

Geopolitics

Whose Rules-Based International Order is it Anyway?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Attempts by "like-minded" Western allies to strengthen the global system will have limited impact if their aim is to assert liberal values rather than shape a new order.

Politics

Biden's Priorities: Covid-19, Climate, Alliances, Multilateralism – and Depoliticizing the Bureaucracy

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The new president will have to “detrumpify” or depoliticize the bureaucracy to restore sobriety, professionalism and expertise to the conduct of foreign policy

Geopolitics

Biden’s Indo-Pacific: The Good, the Bad – and the Unwieldy

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy

Geopolitics

Biden’s Build Back Better World: Making Multilateralism Great Again?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The US is pushing a democratic values-driven foreign-policy strategy that it hopes can make multilateralism work again.

Economy

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

Politics

Abe Shinzo and the Importance of Cultivating One’s Own Garden

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Japan’s longest-serving PM underscored the importance of “cultivating one’s own garden” to bolster international credibility, effectiveness and leadership.

Covid-19

Roaming in the Wild: Lessons from a Journey in the Post-Covid World

Friday, July 15, 2022

What it was like to go from a place with among the most stringent social-distancing regimes in the world to countries where people have put the pandemic behind them.