November 05, 2021
Will Thailand Ever Join the CPTPP?
By Tita Sanglee
While there are clear benefits to joining the pact, there are also clear drawbacks that could make life harder for the average Thai.
October 29, 2021
The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements
By Joseph Cash
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
October 18, 2021
AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation
By Ryan Nabil
The United States and Britain should prioritize economic ties in their emerging Asia alliance.
October 01, 2021
Taiwan’s CPTPP Bid Will Test the Resolve of the Indo-Pacific
By Shihoko Goto
Taiwan’s application is a test case of how a high-stakes gambit in the Indo-Pacific can move forward without the United States.
September 22, 2021
Don’t Count China Out of the CPTPP
By Joseph Cash
The now-frozen trade deal with the EU shows China can be willing to push the boundaries of reform into areas that might surprise observers.
September 20, 2021
Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications
By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are the implications of RCEP for trade? The second of a four-part series looks at the agreement’s impact on trade.
September 17, 2021
Will China Actually Join the CPTPP?
By Shannon Tiezzi
China's membership bid has symbolic value, but it's highly unlikely that Beijing will meet the CPTPP's standards.
February 12, 2021
Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
By Daisuke Akimoto
The U.S. was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold.
January 14, 2021
China Won’t Rush to Join CPTPP. Neither Should the US.
By Alex Yu-Ting Lin and Saori N. Katada
Patience – and careful attention to laying the domestic groundwork – would benefit both countries more than a race to join the trade pact.
December 01, 2020
With RCEP Complete, China Eyes CPTPP
By Hemant Adlakha
Is President Xi Jinping’s statement desire to join the CPTPP a signal of reconciliation to the new Biden administration or a bid to advance China's regional dominance?
November 18, 2020
After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP
By Ho-fung Hung
The geopolitical rationale was always there, but the creation of RCEP changes the narrative about the TPP and American jobs.
November 12, 2020
Asia-Pacific Nations Set to Sign Massive Regional Trade Deal
By Sebastian Strangio
The creation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will leave the U.S. sitting on the outside of Asia's two major free trade blocs.