An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
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.
Asian Century Could Belong to India
India is a slow burner compared with China, but it is moving decisively ahead. The Asian Century could well belong to India, writes John West.
Blunting China’s sharp power
Democracy Digest has an excellent article on blunting China’s sharp power.
Philippines and global value chains
Philippine economics journalist, Rene E. Ofreneo, offers some interesting analysis of the Philippines' challenges for participating in global value chains.
NaMo’s new Nordic Diplomatic paradigm
Anil Trigunayat highlights India's renewed relationship with the Nordic countries.
India and China: lessons on how not to tackle inequality
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status, write Asit K. Biswas, and Kris Hartley.
Can America Bounce Back in Asia?
America's geopolitical predominance in Asia has been waning, especially under the US presidency of Donald Trump. Looking further ahead, it is not obvious that this "new normal" will be sustained.
The Rise of Duterte -- a book review
Richard Javad Heydarian's recent book, "The Rise of Duterte: a popular revolt against elite democracy", provides excellent insights into Philippine's turbulent politics, writes John West.
Reviews of Asian Century … on a Knife-edge
Here are some highlights of the reviews of John West's new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge"
Global Value Chains for an Asian Century
Getting better value out of global value chains may be the greatest challenge of the emerging Asian Century, writes John West.
China and Global Value Chains
In their new book, “China and Global Value Chains”, Yutao Sun and Seamus Grimes provide a forensic analysis of China’s participation in Global Value Chains, writes John West.
Asia's social cohesion challenge
A major challenge in the emerging Asian century will be managing social cohesion, writes John West.
Questioning the Asian Century
Here is an extended version of John Fallon's excellent review of John West's new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge".
Electric cars can help drive a green future
The transformation to a greener future through electric vehicle adoption will require a steadfast policy commitment, but many countries are some way down the road, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write