Britain’s shameful colonisation of India
In “An Era of Darkness”, Shashi Tharoor demolishes many myths harboured by a Britain which still wallows in “imperial nostalgia”, as John West reviews.
For all the focus on Asia’s high achievers, the laggards are many.
China led the education rankings, but an ageing population and gap with Southeast Asia might mark down the whole region, wrote John West.
India leads on inclusive innovation
India is leading the way on inclusive innovation, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, writes John West.
Shock therapy: why Australia needs a political jolt
Taking an honest look at a worst-case scenario isn’t scaremongering but could instead help avoid doing ourselves harm, writes John West.
Book Review: The Anarchy
John West reviews William Dalrymple's new book on the East India Company. This small trading company in London became a mighty army and conquered India.
Review of Asian Century...on a Knife-edge
Freya Crawshaw shared with us her review of John West's book, Asian Century...on a Knife-edge.
India after Gandhi — a book review
Ramachandra Guha’s “India after Gandhi” is a masterpiece of modern history, writes John West.
Democratic Accommodations — a book review
The recent book, Democratic Accommodations, makes a critical contribution to our understanding of social cohesion, inclusive development and multiculturalism, writes John West.
The Hong Kong Uprising and the consequences in Taiwan
Stefano Pelaggi analyses the conflict in the former British colony of Hong Kong, the challenge to China's national identity and the final loss of a Beijing projection in Taiwan.
China, a low-productivity superpower
China is a low-productivity superpower which must be balanced, argues John West.
Improving Japan’s corporate governance
Improving Japan’s corporate governance is critical for the country’s future prosperity, writes John West.
India’s long road
Vijay Joshi’s book, “India’s Long Road”, is a masterpiece of economic analysis, writes John West.
Book Review -- The Future in Asian
Parag Khanna’s book “The Future is Asian” is a perfect example of Asian Century hype, writes John West.
Time to mobilise India's human potential
As the Indian economy is slowing down, it is now high time for the country to mobilise its full human potential for the next phase of its development, argues John West.
Democracy, Indian style
Ruchir Sharma's recent book, Democracy On The Road, reports on a wonderful 25 year journey through 27 Indian elections, as John West reviews.
India’s time has come
John West reviews Alyssa Ayres' recent book, “Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World”.
Japan's womenomics imperative
Japan Is a Poor Performer on Gender Equality. Can the ‘Womenomics’ Initiative Help asks John West?
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.
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