Is this still going to be the Asian century?
After much optimism over the past two decades, COVID-19 has raised several question marks over the region’s march to prosperity, writes John West.
Book Review: US Strategy in the Asian Century – Empowering Allies and Partners
The United States is a country that has lost its way in the emerging Asian Century. The new administration will face some daunting challenges in developing an effective strategy for the Asian Century.
Book Review: Japan’s New Regional Reality – Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
In her new book, Saori Katada details the country’s shift from being perceived as a trade villain to an active promoter of an open, rules-based regional trade order, writes John West.
Once again, Glen Robinson, our contributing partner, has some thought-provoking ideas for us all to consider. It's very much worth the read!
China's rise exposes the 'myth' of the liberal global order
Why do we hear so much about the liberal global order, when the truth is, it never existed? It was never a global order and it was not liberal, argues Stan Grant.
What does a Biden win mean for Asia?
Joe Biden will reverse America’s isolationist approach to global relations, but there will be domestic challenges to deal with first, argues John West.
Keep RCEP in perspective
But despite its evident upsides, RCEP is not going to be a game changer, writes Stephen Olson.
Australia's security partnership with the US
Glen Robinson explores some thorny questions about Australia's security partnership with the US.
Clouds of precarity brewing over Australia
Australia faces an uncertain economic future if it does not successfully reduce its dependence on China, and resources.
The end of Australia’s China boom shouldn’t be such a surprise
Australians have never been much good at admitting the good times will end, argues Michael Shoebridge.
Does America (Still) Want to Lead the Free World?
Once again, Julian Lindley-French provides a thought-provoking article.
Book Review: China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order
Australia’s very future could be threatened by the deterioration in relations with China. A former Australian ambassador offers some new thinking and clear advice for salvaging the situation.
Book Review - China: The Bubble That Never Pops
One of the great puzzles is why China's bubble economy has never popped.
Indonesia -- Australia’s diplomatic blind spot
A fascinating podcast on the Indonesia-Australia relationship.
America's geopolitical quagmire
The US has made a giant mess of much of its foreign policy since the end of the Cold War three decades ago.
Book Review: Global Energy Politics
Despite recent advances in renewable energy production, we still live in a fossil-fuel driven civilisation. Global energy challenges remain deeply political.
Covid-19 And The Turbulent History Of Globalization
There is perhaps no time like the present for reflecting on globalization, the buzzword of the century, but a word that may now be under threat, writes John West.
Indonesia – a country of disappointments.
Ben Bland shows even pessimists can be gulled by Joko Widodo’s charms, according to John West.
Book Review: The Road: Uprising in West Papua
The people of West Papua, Indonesia have been sold down the river by international politics. They are now fighting ever more ferociously for their independence.
The Legacy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe was a consequential, though flawed leader, writes John West.
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