Why is Europe able to manage its decline, while Asia is (still) unable to capitalize (on) its success?
Following the famous saying allegedly spelled by Kissinger: “Europe? Give me a name and a phone number!” (when – back in early 1970s – urged by President Nixon to inform Europeans on the particular US policy action), the author is trying to examine how close is Asia to have its own telephone number.
Today at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013, Lin Boqiang, Director, China Center of Energy Economics Research, said that 70% of global incremental energy demand over the next 20 years will come from Asia.
The itinerary of the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister Mr A K Antony in the past one week would indicate that it is not just the United States but India too is carrying out a rebalancing towards the Asia Pacific.
World looked forwardpassionately to achieve a long awaited break from the conflicts brewing up in Middle East (ME) as well as in Central Asia. A glimmer of hope kindled after withdrawal of US forces from Iraq,
The unrest in the Arab world, which has continued for over a year now, implies one important conclusion beyond any ongoing regional struggle for democracy: It is a reflection on the globally important technological, even more about a crucial geopolitical breakthrough – an escape from the logics of the hydrocarbon status quo, which – after Copenhagen 2009 and Durban 2011 – will fail again in Rio (Earth Summit 2012/Rio+20) later this year.