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Asia Pacific Security

India and Japan: Shaping a new strategic partnership

India and Japan have recently unveiled a series of important initiatives, strengthening their mutual cooperation on important issues such as defense technology, nuclear energy and freedom of navigation. However, the

Economics International

TPP interim assessment

A preliminary review of the deal in the making. Since the 12 member states signed the TPP text agreement at the beginning of October we are still within the mandated

Asia Pacific Politics

2015 Asia Risks in Retrospect: Is Potential Conflict Giving Way to Tacit Rule Making?

From defense spending, banks, trade pacts, and historical baggage, take a look back at the main events and risk in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015. In 2015, East Asian relations

Finance Latin America

TPP: What it means for Latin America

Widely hailed as the most important free trade agreement in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership incorporates 12 countries from the Pacific Rim, accounting for 40% of the world’s GDP and 25%

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Japan and China’s rivalry for Asia’s aviation sector

November has been an auspicious month for Asia’s civil aviation sector, as both China and Japan debuted passenger craft launched to capitalize on Asia’s booming aviation sector. On November 11th,

Asia Pacific Security

The Kuril Islands: Power projection and resource protection

The Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan is not so much noteworthy with respect to its past origins, but rather for what it portends for Russia’s future foreign policy

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

House votes as Ryan takes speakership. Fed Chair speaks to Congress. South Korean meets with Japanese Premier. Asian, European ministers discuss climate. Energy summit in London. All this in the Weekly Risk

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Markets expect Fed to hold rates. Japan weighs stimulus options, EU considers the same. Deutsche Bank to release review. Conference explores African energy trends. Colombia may raise interest rates. All in the Weekly

Economics Europe

What does the TPP mean for Europe?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been called the ‘biggest trade agreement in history’ and is a big step for the participating member states – but how will it affect Europe? On

Economics International

TPP deal reached: What we know so far

After 5 years of negotiations, the 12 nations which make up the TPP finally reached a deal in the early hours of Monday morning. While the text of the deal