December 28, 2020
RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The wide array of Indian groups opposing RCEP included the Hindu nationalist organization behind the ruling party.
November 24, 2020
Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?
By Kyle Ferrier
As a byproduct of the mega-deal, Seoul and Tokyo are now bound by their first ever shared free trade agreement.
November 19, 2020
China Leans Into RCEP Conclusion as Win
By Eleanor Albert
China frames the conclusion of the mega trade deal as a huge victory for its approach to multilateral trade - and, implicitly, a rebuke of U.S. unilateralism.
August 03, 2020
Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP
By Shin Kawashima
Tokyo faces a major conundrum with the proposed free trade agreement.
February 21, 2020
Trump’s India Visit Highlights a Stalled Relationship
By Anubhav Gupta
The visit signals the importance of the bilateral relationship, but it also highlights the lack of progress in many critical areas.
January 01, 2020
What RCEP Means for the Indo-Pacific
By Blake Berger
The final conclusion of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was a landmark achievement for ASEAN.
November 14, 2019
The Implications of India’s RCEP Withdrawal
By Mie Oba
Regional trade initiatives just got more complicated.
November 07, 2019
Rejecting RCEP: India’s Great Geoeconomic Misstep
By Abhijnan Rej
Rejecting the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a colossal mistake for New Delhi.
October 16, 2019
How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.
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.
August 02, 2019
This Week’s Key China Trade Talks Are in Beijing, Not Shanghai
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Wendy Cutler and James Green on the latest RCEP negotiations.
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.