June 01, 2022
What Is the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework About?
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Don't call the IPEF a free trade agreement.
October 03, 2021
Japan’s Position on the CPTPP Applications of China and Taiwan
By KAWASHIMA Shin
With some bold yet skillful diplomacy, Japan’s next government has a real diplomatic opportunity.
August 07, 2021
New Zealand’s Relationship With Japan May Be About to Change
By Geoffrey Miller
As the Tokyo Olympics come to an end, the very successful Japan-New Zealand partnership may be about to become a lot more complicated.
December 08, 2020
RCEP: The Future of Trade in Asia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Peter Petri.
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.
August 16, 2019
The Next Battleground in Trump’s Trade War: Vietnam
By Alexander Hitch
Vietnam is likely the Trump administration’s next trade target. But the calculus differs in key ways from China.
August 16, 2019
South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk
By Mayaz Alam
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka find themselves on the outside of regional economic initiatives looking in.
July 19, 2019
New EU-Vietnam Economic Deal: Who Wins and Who Loses?
By Luke Hunt
The deal reveals Hanoi’s diplomatic acumen at negotiating past tensions relative to some of the other key Asian states in a similar environment.
January 11, 2019
Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses
By Nicole L. Freiner
With TPP-11 entering into force late last year, the Asia-Pacific has a new set of trade rules.
November 01, 2018
The CPTPP Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force on December 30
By Ankit Panda
With Australia's ratification, the CPTPP has met the threshold requirements to enter into force.
May 04, 2018
The CPTPP and Its Implications for Japan
By Eunseo Kim
The CPTPP is the cornerstone on which Japan hopes to further its economic and diplomatic power in the Asia-Pacific.
April 19, 2018
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
How did Shinzo Abe's second trip to Mar-a-Lago go?