An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Our man in Washington
Between telephone tantrums and a tee off make-up, Joe Hockey revelled as Australia’s ambassador to the United States.
The Ukraine war could accelerate the transition to global anarchy
A history of post-Cold War politics—written before the Ukraine war—tells us how this war might play out.
Dancing Before Storms: Five revolutions that changed the world
Five political revolutions, from the American revolution to the Russian revolution, offer lessons on how to manage the forces of political, economic and social change, according to Robert T. Harris.
Australia’s democratic revolution
A look at Australia’s recent national election and a rundown on issues shaping the political landscape in the country.
CORPORATE TAXATION FOR THE YEAR ENDING 2020
Our partner Glen Robinson offers a sharp and timely critique of Australia's corporate taxation system.
A crash course on Putin and Russia
Book Reviews: We Need to Talk About Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong & A Short History of Russia: From the Pagans to Putin.
French presidential election reveals a troubled country
Emmanuel Macron's victory cannot mask deepening divides in French society
Ukraine deserves an independent future
On the eve of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine was a poor and deeply corrupt country. But the Ukrainian people still deserve the right to chart their own future, independent of their overbearing neighbour.
Russia’s empty great power ambitions
Russia wishes to be regarded as a global power, but is it really?
Focus on Brunei
Glen Robinson takes us on a tour of Brunei.
Putin’s People – How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
Catherine Belton’s book, Putin’s People, is of great interest as it provides well-researched and troubling insights into the nature of Russian politics on the eve of the invasion.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: A curiously strange war
In the eyes of some analysts, the West provoked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and even created Putin. But the reality is more complex, and there are many lessons for the West to learn.
Saving democracy from Russian rage
The threat posed by Vladimir Putin has long been obvious to those prepared to look.
Origins, evolution and future of global development cooperation
A new book on the history of the Development Assistance Committee provides fascinating insights on the origins, evolution and future of global development cooperation.
THAILAND - The Land of Smiles and Investment Opportunities
Thailand is a country worthy of much greater attention, according to Glen Robinson
CHINESE CONTAINER PORTS
Glen Robinson argues that the international container ports in China are among the best in the world.
COMMERCIAL AUSTRALIA - POST PANDEMIC
Glen Robinson explores how COVID-19 has created havoc with supply chains, the sourcing of products and components, as well as our traditional supply routes to the export markets.
The formation of a new Quad…..China, India, Russia and Pakistan
Sunil Sharan argues that Russia's invasion of the Ukraine has led to the formation of a new Quad…..China, India, Russia and Pakistan
The Struggle for India’s Soul
India’s civic nationalism is now under severe threat by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and its pivot to ethno-religious nationalism.
The Japanese Economy Has Reinvented Itself
The Japanese economy has been quietly reinventing itself by concentrating on high-value-added advanced materials, especially electronics, writes John West.