China's Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement
October 30, 2014
China's Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement
China hopes the FTAAP will overshadow less inclusive alternatives, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
China's Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement
Japan Can’t Ratify the TPP This Year
October 29, 2014
Japan Can’t Ratify the TPP This Year
Despite positive spin from his allies, Abe cannot afford the TPP’s political backlash.
Japan Can’t Ratify the TPP This Year
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
October 28, 2014
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Mercantilism in trade agreement rules-setting makes weaker economies slaves to the interests of economic hegemons.
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal
October 28, 2014
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal
“Instead of just talking about a so-called ‘pivot to Asia,’ the Obama administration should prioritize negotiating the” TPP.
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal
U.S. Should Not Neglect Europe in China Policy
October 25, 2014
U.S. Should Not Neglect Europe in China Policy
Europe still has an important role to play in Washington's policy for East Asia.
U.S. Should Not Neglect Europe in China Policy
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
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