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.
AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ENGAGEMENT 2019
With disruption and rethinking prompted by the Covid-19 Virus, Australia’s commercial linkage with the global community will change significantly, writes Glen Robinson.
Time for middle power global leadership?
An alliance of middle powers might be the best bet for new global leadership, as both the US and China have lost credibility through the COVID-19 pandemic, but will they step up asks John West
Australia's military in a more difficult strategic environment
Australia's military muscles up for a more difficult strategic environment, reports John West.
COVID-19 a grim reminder that international cooperation needs to step up. Now
The COVID-19 crisis has struck a divided and fragile world, and exacerbated divisions writes John West.
Australian Corporate Tax To 2018
Glen Robinson rejects the claim that Australia needs to reduce the headline tax rate to remain “competitive”.
The Normal Economy is Never Coming Back
We are now in the midst of a very long and difficult transition from lockdown to a return to normal, according to Laurence Boone, Chief Economist at the Paris-based OECD.
Australia, a Covid-19 “gold star” ... for the moment
Australia’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic has been excellent. But the country still faces enormous challenges in reviving the economy and society, writes John West.
The Indo-Pacific contest
A meditation on the region – the arena of Australia’s greatest strategic focus – puts China’s rise in historic context, writes John West.
Advantage Asia: Social Cohesion as King in the COVID 19 Era
Social cohesion will be critical in this new world of the COVID 19 crisis. Asia’s case proves that social cohesion is Janus-faced, working in two opposite directions, writes John West.
Social Cohesion in Asia -- a book review
Fostering social cohesion will be critical in this new world of the Covid-19 crisis writes John West.
Whither the Australian Treasury?
The waning of the Australian Treasury’s partnership with the Treasurer raises many questions for the nation's future, writes John West.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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