Kislaya Prasad is a research professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. His current projects include medical treatment variations and diffusion of technologies in medicine, complexity of choice under uncertainty, experimental tests of contract theory, and behavioral health economics.
I think the next [U.S.] administration will conclude that the path to Pyongyang—assuming there can be one—still goes through Beijing.
Ultimately, in a world of seven billion people, there's a lot to unpack [with the SDGs]. These common collective processes are hard and come with no guarantees. But, the question is: 'What's the alternative?' And, very often, there isn't a better one.
The countries in the [Asia-Pacific] region want America to lead, but if the U.S. is so politically tied up in knots to not follow through on its promises then countries will have to turn elsewhere. And the U.S. role in the world will never be the same.