An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Australia's military in a more difficult strategic environment
Australia's military muscles up for a more difficult strategic environment, reports John West.
Book Review: What’s holding China’s economy back?
The CCP’s discriminatory hukou system is a great obstacle to changing from world’s factory to a service-driven economy, writes John West.
Book Review: China–North Korea Relations: Between Development and Security
China’s developmental peace approach to North Korea reads like a soft carrot and stick approach, writes John West.
Thailand -- the land of smiles
Thailand is an unusual country in many ways, and it is worth examining some of its attributes, what makes it special, and why it is an endearing and appealing country, writes Glen Robinson.
COVID-19 a grim reminder that international cooperation needs to step up. Now
The COVID-19 crisis has struck a divided and fragile world, and exacerbated divisions writes John West.
The end of Hong Kong as we know it
Beijing is killing the goose that laid the golden egg, as it imposes its own national security law on Hong Kong, writes John West.
China: Power, Payback and Statecraft
The Great Twenty-First Century Power ‘game’ is afoot, writes Julian Lindley-French.
Who will 'Win' COVID-19?
Whilst COVID-19 is not a war, it could well come to be seen as the pivotal battle in a much wider and longer strategic ‘war’ for strategic dominance writes Julian Lindley-French.
ANALYSIS COVID-19: The Silk Road Pandemic
The 2020 COVID-19 crisis will do much to shape international relations in the twenty-first century, and not for the better, writes Julian Lindley-French.
Chinese Europe: Belt, Road and Chains?
Europeans tempted by BRI must be under no illusions that over time the belt will gradually tighten and the road will begin to lead to political and strategic subjugation, writes Julian Lindley-French.
5D Warfare and China's 5G Digital Silk Road
China’s Silk Road policy is an unashamed attempt to compete with the West and extend its influence writes Julian Lindley-French.
Australian Corporate Tax To 2018
Glen Robinson rejects the claim that Australia needs to reduce the headline tax rate to remain “competitive”.
Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping
By most accounts, China has behaved badly through the COVID-19 pandemic. Fascinating insights can be derived about China’s present behaviour by looking into its past, writes John West.
A disaster under-(re)insurance puzzle: Home bias in disaster risk-bearing
Hiro Ito and Robert N. McCauley find that individual economies share the cost of natural disasters to a surprisingly small extent.
United States Strategic Approach to The People's Republic of China
America's strategic approach to China reads like a declaration of a new Cold War, writes John West.
Could Coronavirus Help to Modernize the Japanese Economy?
The coronavirus could help stimulate the modernisation of the Japanese economy, writes John West.
Corruption in Southeast Asia
Corruption is an emotive word which can mean different things to different people, argues Glen Robinson..
Why does Beijing lie about Covid-19?
To understand why Beijing is lying so much about COVID-19, you have to understand the corrupt deal China’s Communist Party has struck with the country’s elites, a
Japan struggles with Covid-19
Japan's management of the Covid-19 pandemic has been much more troubled than Asian neighbours like Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, writes John West.
The Normal Economy is Never Coming Back
We are now in the midst of a very long and difficult transition from lockdown to a return to normal, according to Laurence Boone, Chief Economist at the Paris-based OECD.