A New Type of US-Japan Trade Relationship
October 21, 2014
A New Type of US-Japan Trade Relationship
Secretary of Commerce Pritzker’s trade mission to Japan this week underscores the progress made in recent years.
A New Type of US-Japan Trade Relationship
Will China Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
October 10, 2014
Will China Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
China's vice foreign minister says Beijing is interested in joining the TPP as its own economic reforms take shape.
Will China Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Taiwan: A Status Upgrade Is Now Affordable
October 03, 2014
Taiwan: A Status Upgrade Is Now Affordable
Why the time is right for Washington to stop fretting excessively about Chinese sensitivities over Taiwan.
Taiwan: A Status Upgrade Is Now Affordable
Pushing Back Against China’s Economic Takeover of Taiwan
September 30, 2014
Pushing Back Against China’s Economic Takeover of Taiwan
Why the the Trans-Pacific Partnership has a role in maintaining Taiwan’s economic independence.
Pushing Back Against China’s Economic Takeover of Taiwan
The TPP’s Biggest Obstacles
September 17, 2014
The TPP’s Biggest Obstacles
Americans and Japanese are far less supportive of trade than the public in other TPP countries.
The TPP’s Biggest Obstacles
US and Vietnam Should Tread Carefully on Relations
September 04, 2014
US and Vietnam Should Tread Carefully on Relations
While a strategic relationship makes sense on paper, both sides should temper their expectations.
US and Vietnam Should Tread Carefully on Relations
The Potential of the TPP for Vietnam
September 04, 2014
The Potential of the TPP for Vietnam
The TPP, if it happens, could provide economic and strategic benefits for Vietnam.
The Potential of the TPP for Vietnam
Free Trade Agreements: Not As Free As You Think
August 28, 2014
Free Trade Agreements: Not As Free As You Think
There is no free trade with or between major trading partners.
Free Trade Agreements: Not As Free As You Think
India and the Geopolitics of Trade
August 13, 2014
India and the Geopolitics of Trade
New Delhi is backtracking on an agreement made in Bali just months ago. Why?
India and the Geopolitics of Trade
Don’t Let Taiwan Fall Behind, But at What Cost?
August 13, 2014
Don’t Let Taiwan Fall Behind, But at What Cost?
Signing the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement (CSSTA) has massive costs for Taiwan.
Don’t Let Taiwan Fall Behind, But at What Cost?
Abe Wraps Up Latin America Tour
August 04, 2014
Abe Wraps Up Latin America Tour
The usual deals have been signed, while Abe hints at greater access for foreign partners.
Abe Wraps Up Latin America Tour
India and Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation
July 24, 2014
India and Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation is an idea whose time is at hand. India should be proactive.
India and Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
July 23, 2014
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
Xi’s Transformational Diplomacy and Strategic Competence
July 17, 2014
Xi’s Transformational Diplomacy and Strategic Competence
Xi is harnessing China’s growing strength for a peaceful ascendance as a rising global power.
Xi’s Transformational Diplomacy and Strategic Competence
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
July 14, 2014
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
An inflexible labor market, immigration and low fertility form the Japanese labor shortage trifecta.
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
June 27, 2014
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
The EU’s agreement to a new round of FTA talks could give Abe’s economic reform additional momentum.
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
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