03 August 2018
Book Talk, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, 21 August 2018John 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!
The talkThis talk by John West is based on his recent book Asian Century … on a Knife-edge (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) in which he questions the conventional wisdom that the 21st century belongs to Asia. He argues that in recent years Australia has succumbed to a case of “Asian-Century hype”. In reality, Asia is suffering from stunted economic and social development, and Asia’s emerging giants - China, India and Indonesia - are fragile superpowers.
John identifies seven economic, social, political and geopolitical challenges for realising an Asian Century, but doubts that Asia’s leading economies have the political will to tackle these challenges. The AIIA recently published a review of his book in Australian Outlook by Professor Aurelia George Mulgan of the University of New South Wales Canberra campus: http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/asian-century-on-a-knife-edge/