August 27, 2021
The RCEP Conundrum: Japan Awaits India’s Return
By Daisuke Akimoto
India’s return to the FTA would benefit not only the Indian economy, but also all RCEP member countries.
June 25, 2021
Reconsidering RCEP’s Impact on Foreign Investment
By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are RCEP’s economic and political implications? The first of a two-part series looks at the impact on FDI.
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.
December 08, 2020
RCEP: The Future of Trade in Asia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Peter Petri.
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 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.
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 13, 2019
RCEP’s Economic Impact in Asia
By Xianbai Ji
RCEP, along with the CPTPP, will help drive deep integration in Asia. Holdouts like India will suffer the most.
November 05, 2019
India Had Good Reason to Pull out of RCEP
By Niranjan Marjani
The mega-trade deal could have undermined India’s strategic interests in Southeast Asia.
November 05, 2019
Asian Mega-Trade Deal Pushes Ahead, But India Drops out
By Associated Press
RCEP may finally get over the finish line – but only because one of its major participants has decided not to join.
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.