An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
The World of Suzie Wong
To take my mind off other matters, I recently read "The World of Suzie Wong".
Chip War. a book review
Seamus Grimes' review of Christopher Miller's book, Chip War,
The World According to China
Following the recent 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China will likely accelerate efforts to transform the rules-based world order in its favour.
Digitization Could Finally Transform Japan’s Economy
Digitalisation has the potential to accelerate and move Japan onto a higher economic growth trajectory.
Australia's China Odyssey
As Australia’s new government attempts to reset the country’s troubled relationship with China, James Curran’s new book reminds us that there have always been ups and downs in the relationship.
How religion evolved and why it endures?
Religion has been part and parcel of virtually every culture and civilisation the world over. But what is it, where did it come from, and could it ever fade away?
Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party
Neither Xi Jinping nor the Chinese Communist Party are as all-powerful and domineering as they might seem.
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping
The more contested strategic relationship between China and the West will likely only deteriorate in the period ahead.
What lies ahead for China and the US?
Could a framework for “managed strategic competition” minimise the dangers of a catastrophic conflict between the US and China?
Glen Robinson shares his views on startups in Australia.
THE NEW AUSTRALIA
Over the last 2 years Australia has gone through monumental changes which most people participated in but were not specifically aware of it, writes Glen Robinson.
Shinzo Abe’s legacy continues
Tragically assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left an extraordinary legacy which is being carried forward by the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
Fiona Hill fears that American politics will head in a Russian-style authoritarian direction unless it can restore the infrastructure of opportunity.
Is Japan About to Ditch Its Pacifism?
Japan’s security environment has deteriorated sharply over the past decade or so, and the traditionally pacifist country has been obliged to step up its national defenses.
The Legacy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
This tribute to Shinzo Abe was written two years ago, before his tragic assassination.
Vladimir Putin, a weak political strongman?
Populist strongman leaders like Vladimir Putin are often weaker than they appear.
The Age of the Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy Around the World
We are currently living in a new era, that of the strongman, according to Gideon Rachman. And this era arguably began with Vladimir Putin.
DEMOCRACY, WHAT IS IT ??
Glen Robinson shares his thoughts on democracy.
Dream of an ‘Asian Century’ is fading amid new ‘Cold War
Many have predicted this would be the ‘Asian Century.’ But the world is increasingly fractured as we enter a new “Cold War.”
Britain’s dirty money problem
Britain’s appalling habit of courting dirty money has proved very embarrassing following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine