Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia's New Geopolitics

Author(s): Michael Wesley


An essential road-map for a region in transition. The world has never seen economic development as rapid or significant as Asia's in recent times. Home to three-fifths of humanity, this restless continent will soon account for more than half of the world's economy and consume more energy than the rest of the world combined. All but three nuclear powers are Asian, and the region has the greatest growth in weapons spending. Surprisingly little hard thinking has been done about the future of Asia. Restless Continentis the first book to give an integrated account of the economic, political and strategic trends across the world's largest continent, and provide a guide for thinking about Asia's future - and the world's. It looks at national psychology - what happens when countries become newly rich and powerful. It explores Asia's 'corridors of blood' - the geopolitics of conflict. And it discusses the prospects of war in this most volatile hot zone. Written for general reader and policy expert alike, Restless Continent is an agenda-shaping book about the landscape of international affairs in the twenty-first century. Praise for There Goes the Neighbourhood-'Short, clear and pungent.' Hugh White'A brilliant, timely, boldly written, clear-headed analysis of Australia's position in Asia.' Greg Sheridan'A very far-sighted and compelling book.' Richard Fidler'A really outstanding book.' Malcolm Turnbull


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General Fields

  • : 9781863956840
  • : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Black Inc.
  • : August 2015
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Michael Wesley
  • : Paperback