Global Value Chains for an Asian Century
Getting better value out of global value chains may be the greatest challenge of the emerging Asian Century, writes John West.
Asia's social cohesion challenge
A major challenge in the emerging Asian century will be managing social cohesion, writes John West.
Questioning the Asian Century
Here is an extended version of John Fallon's excellent review of John West's new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge".
Electric cars can help drive a green future
The transformation to a greener future through electric vehicle adoption will require a steadfast policy commitment, but many countries are some way down the road, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write
Senior executive job vacancies at UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently hiring for three senior executive jobs at the Assistant Secretary General level. Details below:
New book on Asian Century
Don't miss my new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge", writes John West.
Asian Century on a Knife-edge
Here is a quick introduction to my new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge", from John West.
Dealing with the challenges of the digital economy
The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council has called for upskilling and changing regulatory mindsets to deal with the challenges of the digital economy.
Canada’s NAFTA blues
Talks to renegotiate NAFTA are running into serious challenges, reports John West.
Do the tango ... in Jordan!
There is no better place to do the tango than the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, writes John West.
Obesity in Asia
The bitter truth is that a sugar tax alone won’t stop Asia’s obesity epidemic, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
The Gulf Crisis – A Game Of Demands
Anil Trigunayat analyses the Gulf Cooperation Council crisis concerning Qatar.
Doha’s deft diplomacy dents the pain from the ongoing Gulf crisis writes Anil Trigunayat.
Asia's infrastructure debt trap.
Robert Wihtol warns Asia's emerging economies to beware of the infrastructure debt trap.
Corporate Taxation in Australia
Glen Robinson of AFG Venture Group shares his perspectives on corporate taxation in Australia.
Satire and Youth Political participation
Dareen Al-Khoury has shared with us a view from Jordan on satire and youth political participation.
Race to finance Asia's infrastructure heats up
The competition between institutions to bridge Asia’s financing gap is both good news and bad. John West reports from the ADB’s annual meeting in Yokohama.
ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends
Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.
PECC calls for open trade
Open trade can work if supported by the public with social inclusion, says the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.
Inequality holds back Asia's poverty reduction.
Income inequality has been holding back Asia's poverty reduction efforts, writes John West.
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