Who will 'Win' COVID-19?
Whilst COVID-19 is not a war, it could well come to be seen as the pivotal battle in a much wider and longer strategic ‘war’ for strategic dominance writes Julian Lindley-French.
ANALYSIS COVID-19: The Silk Road Pandemic
The 2020 COVID-19 crisis will do much to shape international relations in the twenty-first century, and not for the better, writes Julian Lindley-French.
Chinese Europe: Belt, Road and Chains?
Europeans tempted by BRI must be under no illusions that over time the belt will gradually tighten and the road will begin to lead to political and strategic subjugation, writes Julian Lindley-French.
5D Warfare and China's 5G Digital Silk Road
China’s Silk Road policy is an unashamed attempt to compete with the West and extend its influence writes Julian Lindley-French.
Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping
By most accounts, China has behaved badly through the COVID-19 pandemic. Fascinating insights can be derived about China’s present behaviour by looking into its past, writes John West.
A disaster under-(re)insurance puzzle: Home bias in disaster risk-bearing
Hiro Ito and Robert N. McCauley find that individual economies share the cost of natural disasters to a surprisingly small extent.
United States Strategic Approach to The People's Republic of China
America's strategic approach to China reads like a declaration of a new Cold War, writes John West.
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.
Xi Jinping’s China: The Backlash
Richard McGregor's book of less than one year ago, “Xi Jinping: The Backlash”, may have rapidly grown in relevance thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, writes John West.
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.
The Covid-19 crisis has struck a divided and fragile world, whose divisions will only be exacerbated by the crisis, writes John West.
China must be held accountable
The Covid-19 crisis is the greatest disaster and blunder the world has seen since World War 2. China must be held accountable argues John West.
Time for China and the WHO to Fess Up
The Australian government’s proposal for an independent international enquiry on the COVID 19 crisis is a much-needed constructive initiative writes John West.
Japan and the New Silk Road -- Book Review
John West reviews “Japan and the New Silk Road: diplomacy, development, and connectivity" by Nikolay Murashkin.
The New Silk Roads: a book review
The New Silk Roads may well be a much more fragile region than author Peter Frankopan is willing to concede, writes John West.
Australia, in search of great and powerful friends
For a people who like to think of themselves as a hardy lot,
Australians’ perseverance in diplomacy will be tested yet, writes John West.
Coronavirus highlights poverty of Asia's governance
The Chinese New Year is starting badly thanks to the Coronavirus, writes John West.
Reading Room: China and Japan: Facing History by Ezra F. Vogel
Vogel offers a holistic perspective on the relationship between China and Japan. This perspective forms a useful basis to examine the state of modern Sino-Japanese relations, writes John West.
Carlos Ghosn – from rock-star CEO to international fugitive
The tale of the former Nissan chief exposes the contradictions
of the man – and of corporate culture in Japan writes John West.
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