Vasuki Shastry


I have had the privilege of working as a journalist—in India, Singapore, and Indonesia—and in senior roles in the public and private sectors at the International Monetary Fund, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Standard Chartered Bank. At Chatham House, where I am an Associate

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590 viewsMar 14, 2024

As IMF’s Georgieva Seeks A New Term, Why Asia Should Call Out Europe

Why does Europe still control the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. the World Bank, a system that goes back to the end of WWII?

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714 viewsFeb 19, 2024

As Elections Approach, A Sharp Debate On India’s Economic Trajectory

In India today, it is possible to feel optimistic and pessimistic about economic prospects, often on the same day, because of the sheer magnitude of the challenges and the vast unfinished reform agenda.

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761 viewsJan 15, 2024

Indonesia’s Presidential Frontrunner Offers Policy Continuity, But Will He Uphold Democracy?

Prabowo Subianto is leading in the polls to become the leader of the Muslim-dominated nation, but the former general has a past that shouldn’t be ignored by Indonesia’s electorate.

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515 viewsNov 20, 2023

China-U.S. Climate Detente Bodes Well For COP28 Summit

As the world’s attention was fixated on the summit between Biden and Xi, their two countries reached an important agreement in advancing the global climate agenda that was largely ignored.

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652 viewsOct 4, 2023

As IMF, World Bank Meets In Morocco, Stealth Multilaterism Takes Hold

As finance ministers and central bank governors prepare to gather in Marrakech, Morocco next week, the need to cooperate more, embrace multilateralism, and fix the shaky global economy has rarely been greater.