October 23, 2017

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China’s Leverage Over ‘Rocket Man’ is Key to Avoiding N. War

The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out. Read More »

Realizing the Potential of India–Pakistan Trade

The complete liberalization of trade between India and Pakistan will be a long and arduous process, but granting NDMA status to India would be a good start. Read More »

Are China and the EU on a Collision Course?

The future of the EU–China trade relationship will be substantially impacted by a debate over whether China should be granted ‘market economy status’ (MES) this year. Read More »

Redefining Japan’s Asia Diplomacy

Japan, along with the rest of Asia, must seize anew the opportunity to join in shaping the future of the regional architecture. During the lost decades, Japan’s Achilles heel was its inability to see the bigger picture. Japan must now ‘think big’ and engage multilaterally for the Asian regional order. Read More »

India–US Investment Treaty Will Not be an Easy Ride

Both the U.S. and India will have to cede considerable ground to conclude a mutually acceptable bilateral investment treaty within a reasonable time. Despite the strong personal rapport between Obama and Modi, the negotiations will not be a smooth affair. Read More »

Agriculture Trade Rules Must Protect World’s Poorest

The Agreement on Agriculture negotiated in the Uruguay Round was expected to bring about a structural change in the global agricultural trade and lead to efficient agricultural producers. Yet despite several further rounds of negotiations there has been minimal progress on all issues related to the Agreement and agricultural trade continues to be distorted. Given the prevalence of these distortions and ... Read More »

Russia’s Pivot to Eurasia And The Battle For Ukraine

Nearly one year after the APEC Summit in Vladivostok, Russia’s trade policy focus seems to have drifted away from the Asia Pacific. Russia has reverted to a relatively silent profile in APEC, showed ambivalence towards the economic dialogue with ASEAN, and suspended negotiations for an FTA with New Zealand after the last negotiating round was held in July 2012. There ... Read More »

Can Asia Go The Next Round on Economic Integration?

  Despite the slowing growth in some economies, Asia is still the most dynamic part of the world economy. Output, trade and incomes per head are still growing faster on average than in most other parts of the world economy. But there are threats to Asia’s economic growth on the horizon, not only because of the lingering malaise of industrial-country economies ... Read More »