An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
When powerful nations don’t play by the rules
For decades nations of the world abided by some basic international rules. What happens when this international order breaks down?
Will the West Fall Like Ancient Rome? new version
Are the Chinese the new barbarians, intent on triggering the fall of the West? Or is China risking internal failure?
How to fix Japan
Embracing the lost art of “creative destruction” will allow the once booming economy to flourish again.
India after Gandhi
In his third edition of “India after Gandhi,” historian Ramachandra Guha argues that India is now in the middle of its fourth crisis since independence.
Emerging Global Anarchy? shorter, sharp version
Many speculate that leadership of the world order is passing from the U.S. to China. But a more likely outcome could be growing world political disorder and anarchy.
What’s wrong with the United Kingdom’s economy?
A wave of pessimism has descended on the UK economy. What are we to make of it?
Will the West Fall Like Rome?
Could the fall of Rome, provoked by unruly Barbarians, be a model for the possible fall of the West?
Makoto Taniguchi – a tribute
A tribute to Makoto Taniguchi, a former distinguished Japanese diplomat, who recently passed away.
A World Safe for Democracy
Professor G. John Ikenberry argues that the grand project of liberal internationalism is in crisis today. But he believes there is every reason for the world’s democracies to revive it.
Emerging Global Anarchy
Many speculate that leadership of the world order is passing from the US to China. But a more likely outcome could be growing world political disorder and anarchy.
The Wisdom of Dr Kissinger
Following the sad passing of Henry Kissinger, John West has taken to reading more of his books. Here are some comments on “Diplomacy”.
How States Think – The Rationality of Foreign Policy
John Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato contest the view that states frequently act irrationally. They propose their own concept of rationality and survey a number of cases in support of their argument
Putin and Xi Meet in Beijing: Another chance for American realists to get it wrong? Some perspectives from Duncan McCampbell.
Vietnam – a curious American darling!
The US needs to temper its dreams of a love affair with Vietnam helping its geopolitical contest with China.
THE NEW AUSTRALIA
Glen Robinson shareS his ideas for a "New Australia".
Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy
The American government is taking advantage of its central position in many global networks to pursue its security interests through “weaponised interdependence”.
Germany’s Troubled Soul
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany is abandoning its intimate relationship with Russia. But when peace eventually returns, Germany may find it difficult to resist returning to its embrace
A Marshall Plan for Ukraine? long version
The Marshall Plan is widely regarded as the greatest achievement of postwar US foreign policy. But do calls for a new Marshall Plan for a postwar Ukraine make sense?
A Marshall Plan for Ukraine?
History can be a useful guide, but the geopolitical circumstances of today are vastly different.
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology
Semiconductors moved to the heart of geopolitics during the postwar period. As Chris Miller documents in “Chip War,” semiconductors are playing a major role in today's great power competition.