An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Robotics Improves the Fate of Demographic Decline in Japan
John West explains how advanced #robotics is proving to be very helpful in dealing with Japan's demographic decline.
China's precarious economic future
Dinny McMahon provides an excellent forensic investigation of the Chinese economy in his book "China's Great Wall of Debt", writes John West.
China's Third Revolution
Elizabeth Economy’s recent book, “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State”, carefully documents the dramatic changes underway under President Xi, writes John West.
Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy
George Magnus's recent book "Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy" highlights four "traps" which put the Chinese economy in jeopardy, writes John West.
Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge
Here is the text of my speech to the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Perth, Australia, on 20 March 2019.
Book review: Three Decades of Cooperation between the Asian Development Bank and China
The Lowy Institute just published John West's review of "Partnership Transformed: Three Decades of Cooperation between Asian Development Bank and the People's Republic of China" by Robert Wihtol.
Japan in the American Century -- Book Review
Kenneth Pyle's new book, Japan in the American Century, is a very important book, writes John West.
Australia's fear of abandonment
John West's review of Allan Gyngell's ‘Fear of abandonment’ was first published by the DEVPOLICY BLOG, of the Australia National University.
The Asian Century – perhaps no longer a certainty
Roger Coombs reviews John West's book, "Asian Century – On a Knife Edge".
Political Islam in Indonesia
Political Islam is on the rise in Indonesia, writes John West.
Future Uncertain: Australia’s World in 2019
In a recent speech to the AIIA, Allan Gyngell argued “The post-war global order – the only one our foreign policy has known - has ended. It’s not being challenged. It’s not changing. It’s over.”
Indonesia in the Asian Century
Indonesia has great potential, but it is burdened by an oligarchic democracy, and other political and social hurdles, which makes it very difficult to realize this potential writes John West.
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.