The idea of Asia
We recently had the opportunity to discuss with Sven Saaler, from Tokyo's Sophia University, his work on Pan-Asianism. Saaler had many important insights to share with us.
Russian Spring for Christmas?
Steve Howard, Secretary General of The Global Foundation, has shared with us this message of hope from Moscow.
Don't forget that Russia is the largest Asian country in terms of land mass.
Revolutionary Iran at 35: A New Political Synthesis
Richard Javad Heydarian has shared with us "A New Political Synthesis" on Revolutionary Iran at 35.
Open regionalism ... a long journey
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council leaders called for a renewed commitment to "open regionalism" at their recent meeting in Vancouver. But open regionalism is a long journey.
Ontario in the Asian Century
Asia's tiger and dragon economies are big and fast. And Ontarian businesses should catch them, if they can, according to the recent "Asia Pacific Global Export Forum".
OECD Week 2013
Financial and economic crisis have mutated into a political, social and philosophical crisis in America and Europe. This will be at the heart of discussions at OECD Week 2013.
Measuring Asia's globalization
Asia's emerging economies have benefited greatly from the global economy. However, the KOF Index of Globalization suggests that Asia is still "under-globalized".
Leveraging the Asianization of Australia
Australia is in need of new sources of economic growth. More effectively leveraging the burgeoning Asianization of the country would provide an important boost to Australia's growth potential.
Is Asia a Region?
Is Asia an economic team that works together through trade, investment, finance and migration?
Hillary's last words ... for the moment
Asia was at the centre of Hillary Clinton's last major speech as US Secretary of State.
Free trade agreements in Asia
In the post - World War Two - period , the progressive move towards freer trade has taken place mainly through multilateral negotiations under the GATT / W.T.O and regional integration arrangements...
Do you want to get ahead in the Asian Century?
According to a number of articles published in the blog, "The Conversation", Australia has a number of challenges in getting ahead in the Asian Century.
Change of direction at Asian Development Bank?
Could the Asian Development Bank be heading in a new direction under the prospective new leadership of Takehiko Nakao?
Canada's fast track to Asia
Canada's trade minister, Ed Fast, inspired a PECC conference with his ambitions for Canada in the Asian Century. But an Asia Pacific Foundation survey suggests it may not be easy.
Canada's catchup game in Asia
As Asia has emerged as a global economic and political power these past two decades, Canada has been caught napping --
Canada's "Asia-competency" deficit
To be a winner in the Asian Century, you need to "know" Asia. Unfortunately, Canada is being held back by an "Asia-competency" deficit.
Canada is "'Missing in Asia", MIA.
Canada is "missing in Asia", lamented Canadian business leaders at the opening of CanadAsia2013.
Canada -- wake up to Asia!
Canada needs to break out of its comfort zone and fully embrace the opportunities presented by the rise of Asia.
Building an Asian Community
Building an Asian Economic Community offers the prospect boosting the region's economic development, tackling common problems, and strengthening Asia's voice on the world stage.
Australia: America's poodle in the Asia-Pacific?
Australia is indeed too much of a poodle of the US in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Professor Alan Dupont and many of his Asian interlocutors.
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