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41. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
This week's invited contribution comes from Frederic Langer, a Paris-based China watcher.  He provides some interesting insights into recent events concerning BO Xilai, the former Chinese Communist Party ...
42. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
With President Obama's recent "pivot" away from Afghanistan and Iraq towards the Asia-Pacific, the US has returned to a more familiar military posture -- that of facing off against another superpower, ...
43. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... labor productivity is some 30% below the US level, and this is mainly due to slow service productivity growth in recent years, in contrast to the high and sustained growth of productivity in the manufacturing ...
... basically irrelevant for much of this period, until it started its economic rise. In tandem with its growing economic power, China has been massively expanding its military spending in recent years. ...
45. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... shows that it is easier said that done.  In recent decades, only a handful of the world's developing countries, mainly in East Asia, have made much progress in catching up to the US.  And many of those ...
46. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... has by far the biggest stock of investment in Australia.  But China is neither a democracy, nor an Australian ally or even an ally of one of our allies. Though India's re-emergence is more recent, dating ...
47. Gender equality and development
... World Bank discusses in its recent World Development Report, many "gender gaps" are now diminishing, but ...     The lives of women around the world have improved dramatically, at a pace and scope ...
48. Japan's triple crisis -- one year on?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... the traditionally repressed NGOs and youth responded quickly.  As Daniel Aldrich has argued in a recent article, Japanese civil society is now "rising".  In particular, the disaster at the Fukushima ...
49. Breaking time for the BRICs?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  His universe of dynamic economies then expanded to the "next eleven" of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.  And in his most recent ...
50. Competing with China?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
As a recent returnee to Australia from Asia, I am constantly asked whether Australia and other Western countries can still compete with China. What is the answer?  In fact, this question basically rests ...
51. Environment
... The seriousness of the climate change problem has been confirmed by the recent report of the US National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration... Read more  ...
52. Culture
A good friend of mine recently said: "As we get older, we all become anthropologists.  We realize that those foreigners have had a different culture from us for thousands of years, and nothing we do or ...
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