Book Review: Hidden Hand
The Chinese Communist Party’s global influence operations are undermining Western democratic institutions, as highlighted in the "Hidden Hand", writes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Xi Jinping’s China: The Backlash
Richard McGregor's book of less than one year ago, “Xi Jinping: The Backlash”, may have rapidly grown in relevance thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, writes John West.
The Covid-19 crisis has struck a divided and fragile world, whose divisions will only be exacerbated by the crisis, writes John West.
China must be held accountable
The Covid-19 crisis is the greatest disaster and blunder the world has seen since World War 2. China must be held accountable argues John West.
Time for China and the WHO to Fess Up
The Australian government’s proposal for an independent international enquiry on the COVID 19 crisis is a much-needed constructive initiative writes John West.
The Shenzhen Experiment: a book review
John West reviews the Shenzhen Experiment by Juan Du.
The New Silk Roads: a book review
The New Silk Roads may well be a much more fragile region than author Peter Frankopan is willing to concede, writes John West.
Coronavirus highlights poverty of Asia's governance
The Chinese New Year is starting badly thanks to the Coronavirus, writes John West.
"Red Flag: Waking up to China's Challenge"
Peter Hartcher's Quarterly Essay provides an excellent, informative and insightful analysis of the challenges Australia faces in managing its deepening relationship with China writes John West.
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