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Asia Pacific Economics

Significant Barriers Remain for Asia’s RCEP deal

India’s commerce secretary claims “enough political will [exists] to expedite the conclusion” of RCEP. Yet many barriers, both economic & political remain.

Asia Pacific Security

Possible South Korean THAAD deployment upsets China

Recently, a U.S. proposal to deploy its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to South Korea has impacted the security calculations of Northeast Asian countries. The proposal comes in the

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

ASEAN Summit in California. Fed bankers speak. Brussels Summit covers Brexit and refugees. Uganda’s elections to continue decades of rule. U.S. campaigns heat up. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. ASEAN

Economics South and Central Asia

Key takeaways from the 2015 APEC summit

Investing in human capital, building inclusive communities, and strengthening collaboration were at the forefront of the 2015 APEC summit in Manila.  The 2015 Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic

Asia Pacific Economics

Thailand and the TPP: Exports at Risk

What will the recently-struck TPP agreement mean for Thailand? With a final agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership reached and ratification at the national level pending, concerns over lost competitiveness

Asia Pacific Economics

Trans Pacific Partnership: Shaping a new regional architecture

The TPP will set standards and tariffs for twelve Pacific Rim countries that all together represent 40% of the global economy. Meanwhile, China is not included in the agreement. The Trans

Economics International

Race against the clock for the TPP

The TPP negotiations in Hawaii last week have failed to reach an agreement in what was seen as one of the final chances to push it through. While there remains