For all the focus on Asia’s high achievers, the laggards are many.
China led the education rankings, but an ageing population and gap with Southeast Asia might mark down the whole region, wrote John West.
Shock therapy: why Australia needs a political jolt
Taking an honest look at a worst-case scenario isn’t scaremongering but could instead help avoid doing ourselves harm, writes John West.
Review of Asian Century...on a Knife-edge
Freya Crawshaw shared with us her review of John West's book, Asian Century...on a Knife-edge.
Book Review -- The Future in Asian
Parag Khanna’s book “The Future is Asian” is a perfect example of Asian Century hype, writes John West.
G20 and a world in flux
The G-20 Summit Showed a World in Disarray, but Events on the Margins Suggest Progress, writes John West.
AUSTRALIA AS AN ASIAN INVESTOR
AFG Venture Group's Glen Robinson argues that Australia is lagging behind others for investment and exports to Asia.
Australia's trading place in the world
Australia's trading place in the world looks increasingly vulnerable and fragile, argued John West at the Australian Leadership Retreat, organised by Australian Davos Connection.
Review of Asian Century on A Knife-Edge:
Shaun Fu has written the following review of John West's book, Asian Century...on a Knife-edge.
Le mythe du siècle de l'Asie
L'économiste John West signe l'acte de décès du mythe Asiatique.
The Great DEbTERIORATION
Impotent Capital and alogorithms are a deadly cocktail, write Jayasri Priyalal.
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.
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".
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.”
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.
Democracy in Retreat
John West reviews Joshua Kurlantzick’s excellent book in which he argues that democracy is in retreat worldwide, notably in Asia where strong economic development should foster democratisation.
From Cold War to new Cold War
The Cold War framework facilitated the arrival of an Asian Century, which seems to have, in turn, fostered a new Cold War, writes John West.
The Kootneeti and Asian Century Institute launch international partnership
The New Delhi-based The Kootneeti and the Asian Century Institute have agreed to join forces as partners to maximize their synergies and impact.
Book Talk, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, 21 August 2018
John West will be giving a talk, based on his book, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, on 21 August 2018, at the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney. See you there!
Peace and poverty
Dr. Reetu Verma makes her argument for peace and fighting poverty.
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