An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
G20 and a world in flux
The G-20 Summit Showed a World in Disarray, but Events on the Margins Suggest Progress, writes John West.
AUSTRALIA AS AN ASIAN INVESTOR
AFG Venture Group's Glen Robinson argues that Australia is lagging behind others for investment and exports to Asia.
Australia's trading place in the world
Australia's trading place in the world looks increasingly vulnerable and fragile, argued John West at the Australian Leadership Retreat, organised by Australian Davos Connection.
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.
As Global Protectionism Rises, Japan Emerges as Asia’s Free Trade Champion
John West explains how Japan became a free trade champion—and why it matters.
Le mythe du siècle de l'Asie
L'économiste John West signe l'acte de décès du mythe Asiatique.
The Great DEbTERIORATION
Impotent Capital and alogorithms are a deadly cocktail, write Jayasri Priyalal.
Robotics Improves the Fate of Demographic Decline in Japan
John West explains how advanced #robotics is proving to be very helpful in dealing with Japan's demographic decline.
China's precarious economic future
Dinny McMahon provides an excellent forensic investigation of the Chinese economy in his book "China's Great Wall of Debt", writes John West.
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.
Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy
George Magnus's recent book "Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy" highlights four "traps" which put the Chinese economy in jeopardy, writes John West.
Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge
Here is the text of my speech to the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Perth, Australia, on 20 March 2019.
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.
Japan in the American Century -- Book Review
Kenneth Pyle's new book, Japan in the American Century, is a very important book, writes John West.
Australia's fear of abandonment
John West's review of Allan Gyngell's ‘Fear of abandonment’ was first published by the DEVPOLICY BLOG, of the Australia National University.
The Asian Century – perhaps no longer a certainty
Roger Coombs reviews John West's book, "Asian Century – On a Knife Edge".
Political Islam in Indonesia
Political Islam is on the rise in Indonesia, writes John West.
Future Uncertain: Australia’s World in 2019
In a recent speech to the AIIA, Allan Gyngell argued “The post-war global order – the only one our foreign policy has known - has ended. It’s not being challenged. It’s not changing. It’s over.”
Indonesia in the Asian Century
Indonesia has great potential, but it is burdened by an oligarchic democracy, and other political and social hurdles, which makes it very difficult to realize this potential writes John West.
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.