Debate: Asia vs Europe: which region is more geopolitically incompetent?

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Can regions think and act strategically? In which ways are Europe and Asia geopolitically (in)competent? How does one speak for “Asia” and “Europe”? Why do Mahbubani and Emmott seek to speak for “Asia” and “Europe”? Link here for a National University of Singapore (NUS) webcast of this recent debate, and here for a lecture synopsis.

One thought on “Debate: Asia vs Europe: which region is more geopolitically incompetent?

  1. Well Asia , I live there . Apart from maybe China , Asia is run by authoritarian and undemocratic regimes , and opposition politics is not tolerated , so they are politically incompetent and geopolitically incompetent . India is just totally disorganised without modern infrastructure , and is not going anywhere without dismantling the cast system , another incompetent system .
    I am sorry , outside maybe China , don’t compare Asia to Europe , Europe has proved that many countries can act as one and have been doing so for decades . Asean as an example that does not work , and has done NOTHING not only for its members but the populations (they are the really important part) and is virtually useless , Myanmar is a classic example .
    SO PLEASE DON”T TRY AND COMPARE EUROPE TO ASIA UNLESS YOU HAVE THE SAME LAWS AND STRUCTURE.

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