Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party
Neither Xi Jinping nor the Chinese Communist Party are as all-powerful and domineering as they might seem.
Shinzo Abe’s legacy continues
Tragically assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left an extraordinary legacy which is being carried forward by the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
Fiona Hill fears that American politics will head in a Russian-style authoritarian direction unless it can restore the infrastructure of opportunity.
Is Japan About to Ditch Its Pacifism?
Japan’s security environment has deteriorated sharply over the past decade or so, and the traditionally pacifist country has been obliged to step up its national defenses.
The Legacy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
This tribute to Shinzo Abe was written two years ago, before his tragic assassination.
Vladimir Putin, a weak political strongman?
Populist strongman leaders like Vladimir Putin are often weaker than they appear.
The Age of the Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy Around the World
We are currently living in a new era, that of the strongman, according to Gideon Rachman. And this era arguably began with Vladimir Putin.
DEMOCRACY, WHAT IS IT ??
Glen Robinson shares his thoughts on democracy.
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.
Australia’s democratic revolution
A look at Australia’s recent national election and a rundown on issues shaping the political landscape in the country.
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.
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.
What’s wrong with France?
A prosperous and beautiful country suffers from a tragic COVID death toll, violent street protests, rise of nationalist right-wing political figures and social malaise. How can we understand this?
The Abe Legacy: How Japan Has Been Shaped by Abe Shinzo
Abe Shinzō was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. But his legacy will be mixed at best, according to a recent volume from leading Japanese and Western scholars.
Book Review: China Coup: The Great Leap To Freedom
Roger Garside predicts that China’s strongman leader Xi Jinping will soon be removed from office in an internal Communist Party coup.
The Chinese Communist Party celebrates – but for how long?
Lavish centenary celebrations marked 100 years of the CCP, but they mask several internal tensions and insecurities, writes John West.
THE LEADERSHIP HISTORY OF INDONESIA
If you don't know the past, you will never understand the present or the future -- especially in the case of Indonesia, as Glen Robinson reminds us in this article.
Book Review: Rivers of Iron - Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia
Rivers of Iron shines a lot of new light on today’s China, and it should be required reading for all China-watchers and scholars, according to John West.
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