An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Australia's journey towards an Asian Century
Allan Gyngell’s “Fear of Abandonment” is a veritable tour de force, which is essential reading for anyone interested in Australia’s past, present or future, writes John West.
Indonesia -- what the experts say
Here are some views of experts at the recent Australia-Indonesia Business Council conference.
Measles immunisation plummeting in Indonesia
Indonesian ‘vaccine fatwa’ sends measles immunization rates plummeting, reports John West.
Indonesia's diabetes challenge
Indonesia is increasingly afflicted with first-world problems like diabetes, long before it could ever become a first world country, writes John West.
Indonesia has one of Asia's most unequal societies, and it is costing the country dearly, writes John West.
Indonesia's stunting crisis
Indonesia needs to be more ambitious in tackling its stunting crisis, writes John West.
Indonesia is wasting its energy future
Indonesia is squandering its energy future writes John West.
Indonesians -- where do they live?
Indonesia's enormous population of 262 million people is mainly concentrated in Java, and today is increasingly clustered in cities and towns, writes John West.
Indonesia’s tourism -- hooked on Bali!
John West discusses Indonesia’s ambitious plans for international tourism.
Indonesia needs structural and taxation reforms
Indonesia is in desperate need of deep structural and taxation reforms for its continued economic development, writes John West.
Immigration Changes Are Imperative for Japan
Immigration changes are imperative for Japan, if the country is to revitalize its economy, writes John West.
How Asia goes to war
John West reviews "The Four Flash Points : how Asia goes to war", by Professor Brendan Taylor.
Democracy in Retreat
John West reviews Joshua Kurlantzick’s excellent book in which he argues that democracy is in retreat worldwide, notably in Asia where strong economic development should foster democratisation.
From Cold War to new Cold War
The Cold War framework facilitated the arrival of an Asian Century, which seems to have, in turn, fostered a new Cold War, writes John West.
The Kootneeti and Asian Century Institute launch international partnership
The New Delhi-based The Kootneeti and the Asian Century Institute have agreed to join forces as partners to maximize their synergies and impact.
Book Talk, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, 21 August 2018
John West will be giving a talk, based on his book, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, on 21 August 2018, at the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney. See you there!
Some thoughts on Japan
We recently had the pleasure of asking a few questions on Japan to Richard Solomon of the Beacon Reports.
Peace and poverty
Dr. Reetu Verma makes her argument for peace and fighting poverty.
Review of Asian Century... on a Knife-edge
Aurelia George Mulgan says John West’s book offers a useful corrective to the Asian Century hypothesis and a strong challenge to the notion that the 21st century will inevitably belong to Asia.
Asian Businesses: Best Practices for Economic Success
The second part of Brink Asia's interview with John West.