An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
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.
Asia Climbing GVCs, but More Remains To Be Done
Brink Asia recently interviewed John West, Executive Director of Asian Century Institute.
Global value chains in the Asia-Pacific
APEC's vision of free and open trade and investment is more relevant than ever in today's economy dominated by global value chains.
Corporate taxation in Australia for the year 2016.
Taxation ranks relatively low in the consideration of potential Australian foreign investors, argues Glen Robinson.
Cognitive Abilities for Humane Causes
Jayasri Priyalal laments that cognitive abilities are being abused by a disgruntled few to achieve political ambitions, resulting in death destruction misery and sufferings.
In defense of Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First” provides a credible defense of Lee’s strategy for Singapore. But its future could be more problematic than it seemed 50 years ago, writes John West.
Trust in Ratings: China’s Social Credit System
China has launched its "social credit system," hoping to increase social trust. What will it mean for China, and indeed, the world, asks Séverine Arsène ?
Indo-Canadian Paradox : Understanding Asianization in Canada
Canada needs to better exploit the talents and potentials of its Asian Canadians, especially Into-Canadians, writes John West.
The Asian Century Could Belong to India
There are strong reasons to be optimistic about India’s future—the country could well emerge as Asia’s leading power, writes John West.
Decolonizing Hong Kong
Hong Kong's government elite needs to be "decolonized" to correct wrong concepts and thinking, and misguided attitudes and values, left over from colonial rule, writes Wing Yin Yu.
Duterte’s populist pivot away from the United States may not last, argues John West.
FinTech in Asia
FinTech is a major new development in Asia, which calls for a regional supervisory and regulatory framework, argues John West in a report for UniApro, Asia's trade union leader.