Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair is the founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) in Hong Kong, and author of “The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.”

Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Any global effort on climate change is toothless without the cooperation of national governments and their ability to act to support their aims.

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The West: A Minority Club

Why not hold the West as well as the Rest accountable for their actions?

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The West Against the Rest

A short history of geopolitical dominance by the West.

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Asia Revisited

Imagine if China’s leaders lectured the world on every trip, as Western leaders do.

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The United States and NATO in Afghanistan — An Asian Viewpoint

As hard power from the West has failed in Asia, what are the options for a new and different U.S. policy toward the region?

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Can De-Chemicalizing Agriculture Save the Planet?

If pesticides, fertilizers and genetically-modified seed aren’t good for the planet, who are they good for?

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Asia’s Austerity: The New Global Norm

Is austerity the only way to ensure that development is globally sustainable?

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Is the 21st Century the Asia Century?

Why should Asia rethink its adoption of the consumption-based economic model of the West?

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Myanmar’s Development Dilemma

Will Myanmar choose its own route to modernity? Or will it be swamped by extreme capitalism looking for a new frontier to conquer?

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A World Community in Denial

How do you say to billions of Asians and Africans that they cannot have it all because the economic model of the West is flawed?

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