What’s the future for the “factory of the world”?
China’s economy steamed along until Covid. But government policies decades old are pulling it down. It might already be past its peak.
The Japanese Economy
The Japanese economic model, which proved so successful during the postwar recovery phase, seems to have lost its luster, according to a recent book by Takatoshi Ito and Takeo Hoshi.
Focus on Brunei
Glen Robinson takes us on a tour of Brunei.
Origins, evolution and future of global development cooperation
A new book on the history of the Development Assistance Committee provides fascinating insights on the origins, evolution and future of global development cooperation.
THAILAND - The Land of Smiles and Investment Opportunities
Thailand is a country worthy of much greater attention, according to Glen Robinson
India squanders its comparative advantage
India should be digging into its comparative advantage lower-skilled labour to drive economic growth argues 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.
Could Coronavirus Help to Modernize the Japanese Economy?
The coronavirus could help stimulate the modernisation of the Japanese economy, writes John West.
The Shenzhen Experiment: a book review
John West reviews the Shenzhen Experiment by Juan Du.
Philippine Economy in the Asian Century
John West argues that the Philippines now has great potential to become one of the success stories of the Asian Century, especially if it draws some lessons from its neighbours.
Britain’s shameful colonisation of India
In “An Era of Darkness”, Shashi Tharoor demolishes many myths harboured by a Britain which still wallows in “imperial nostalgia”, as John West reviews.
India leads on inclusive innovation
India is leading the way on inclusive innovation, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, 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.
India’s long road
Vijay Joshi’s book, “India’s Long Road”, is a masterpiece of economic analysis, writes John West.
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.
Time to mobilise India's human potential
As the Indian economy is slowing down, it is now high time for the country to mobilise its full human potential for the next phase of its development, argues John West.
India’s time has come
John West reviews Alyssa Ayres' recent book, “Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World”.
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.
China's Third Revolution
Elizabeth Economy’s recent book, “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State”, carefully documents the dramatic changes underway under President Xi, writes John West.
Book review: Three Decades of Cooperation between the Asian Development Bank and China
The Lowy Institute just published John West's review of "Partnership Transformed: Three Decades of Cooperation between Asian Development Bank and the People's Republic of China" by Robert Wihtol.
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