An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Book Review: The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy
Michael Mandelbaum’s latest book takes readers through America’s rise from weak, settler-nation to hyper-power hegemon over the past 250 years.
Geopolitical developments in 2023: Which way will the needle move?
Reasons for both pessimism and optimism in 2023.
China’s rupture with the West
China’s rupture with the West now seems firmly entrenched, with little hope for reconciliation
My reading list in 2022:
I successfully tried to read 50 books in 2022.
Line of Advantage: Japan’s Grand Strategy in the Era of Abe Shinzo
Under the leadership of Abe Shinzo, Japan devised a grand strategy for managing China’s rising economic and military power, much better than any other country.
The Japanese Economy
The Japanese economic model, which proved so successful during the postwar recovery phase, seems to have lost its luster, according to a recent book by Takatoshi Ito and Takeo Hoshi.
Off to Shangri-La
Shangri-La is a place of dreams, created by author James Hilton. in his 1933 book, Lost Horizon.
The World of Suzie Wong
To take my mind off other matters, I recently read "The World of Suzie Wong".
Chip War. a book review
Seamus Grimes' review of Christopher Miller's book, Chip War,
The World According to China
Following the recent 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China will likely accelerate efforts to transform the rules-based world order in its favour.
Digitization Could Finally Transform Japan’s Economy
Digitalisation has the potential to accelerate and move Japan onto a higher economic growth trajectory.
Australia's China Odyssey
As Australia’s new government attempts to reset the country’s troubled relationship with China, James Curran’s new book reminds us that there have always been ups and downs in the relationship.
How religion evolved and why it endures?
Religion has been part and parcel of virtually every culture and civilisation the world over. But what is it, where did it come from, and could it ever fade away?
Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party
Neither Xi Jinping nor the Chinese Communist Party are as all-powerful and domineering as they might seem.
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping
The more contested strategic relationship between China and the West will likely only deteriorate in the period ahead.
What lies ahead for China and the US?
Could a framework for “managed strategic competition” minimise the dangers of a catastrophic conflict between the US and China?
Glen Robinson shares his views on startups in Australia.
THE NEW AUSTRALIA
Over the last 2 years Australia has gone through monumental changes which most people participated in but were not specifically aware of it, writes Glen Robinson.
Shinzo Abe’s legacy continues
Tragically assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left an extraordinary legacy which is being carried forward by the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
Fiona Hill fears that American politics will head in a Russian-style authoritarian direction unless it can restore the infrastructure of opportunity.