Australia's journey towards an Asian Century
Allan Gyngell’s “Fear of Abandonment” is a veritable tour de force, which is essential reading for anyone interested in Australia’s past, present or future, writes John West.
Democracy in Retreat
John West reviews Joshua Kurlantzick’s excellent book in which he argues that democracy is in retreat worldwide, notably in Asia where strong economic development should foster democratisation.
From Cold War to new Cold War
The Cold War framework facilitated the arrival of an Asian Century, which seems to have, in turn, fostered a new Cold War, writes John West.
The Kootneeti and Asian Century Institute launch international partnership
The New Delhi-based The Kootneeti and the Asian Century Institute have agreed to join forces as partners to maximize their synergies and impact.
Book Talk, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, 21 August 2018
John 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!
Peace and poverty
Dr. Reetu Verma makes her argument for peace and fighting poverty.
Review of Asian Century... on a Knife-edge
Aurelia George Mulgan says John West’s book offers a useful corrective to the Asian Century hypothesis and a strong challenge to the notion that the 21st century will inevitably belong to Asia.
Asian Businesses: Best Practices for Economic Success
The second part of Brink Asia's interview with John West.
Asia Climbing GVCs, but More Remains To Be Done
Brink Asia recently interviewed John West, Executive Director of Asian Century Institute.
Global value chains in the Asia-Pacific
APEC's vision of free and open trade and investment is more relevant than ever in today's economy dominated by global value chains.
Corporate taxation in Australia for the year 2016.
Taxation ranks relatively low in the consideration of potential Australian foreign investors, argues Glen Robinson.
Cognitive Abilities for Humane Causes
Jayasri Priyalal laments that cognitive abilities are being abused by a disgruntled few to achieve political ambitions, resulting in death destruction misery and sufferings.
FinTech in Asia
FinTech is a major new development in Asia, which calls for a regional supervisory and regulatory framework, argues John West in a report for UniApro, Asia's trade union leader.
India and China: lessons on how not to tackle inequality
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status, write Asit K. Biswas, and Kris Hartley.
Reviews of Asian Century … on a Knife-edge
Here are some highlights of the reviews of John West's new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge"
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:
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