Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era
The prospects look bleak for Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era, writes John West.
China fractures ASEAN
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, represents Asia’s most successful effort at regional cooperation and integration But it is now being fractured by China, writes John West.
China steals the South China Sea
China snaffled the South China Sea from its Southeast Asian neighbours, without firing a shot, says John West.
America and China -- war or peace?
Can Donald Trump, the man of the deal, could secure a new deal with China asks John West.
Donald Trump’s potshots at Asia
Donald Trump has started badly his relationship with Asia, the world's most economically and politically important region, writes John West.
Obama’s pivot to Asia
US President Obama's well-intentioned pivot to Asia enjoyed only mixed results, writes John West.
Infrastructure for a China-centric Eurasia?
China’s “one belt, one road” initiative, which seeks to build a China-centric Eurasia, is struggling to get off the ground, writes John West.
Protectionism and globalization
Protectionism is not the answer, make globalization work, argues the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
From TPP to TTP (Trump Trade Policy)
As many of us now fret over the demise of the TPP at the hands of Donald J. Trump, a new wave of trade liberalisation in Asia could be taking shape through “Trump Trade Policy”, argues John West.
Cooperation on shared waters
Properly planned, transboundary rivers can act as an engine for regional development for both Nepal and Bihar argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada report on hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal.
Thank God for Godwits
Roger Coombs reports on two children’s books focussing on the lives of the Bar-Tailed Godwit, one of the bird species most critically dependent on continuity of the East- Asian Australasian Flyway.
Anti-Globalization Risks for Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific faces risks from slowing trade and rising anti-globalization sentiments says the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
Indonesia’s West Papuans and China’s Tibetans
Indonesia’s West Papuans and China’s Tibetans share similar fates in that their hopes for independent nationhood were dashed by greedy big brothers, write John West.
The China factor in India–Bhutan relations
Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada report on the 24th round of China–Bhutan border talks.
Connectivity in the Asia-Pacific
The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council has urged to find synergy among connectivity initiatives.
What next in the South China Sea
The Philippines won its South China Sea case against China. But what Philippine President Duterte would like to do next, asks John West.
The Barron's Revolt: Why Big Wars Start
We all, not just Europeans, should all heed Julian Lindley-French's warnings about Russia.
India-US Totalisation Pact
There is a need for an early conclusion to the India-US Totalisation Pact argue Mukul Asher and Amarendu Nandy.
Trade Unions Critique G20
As G20 Leaders push for short-term recovery with structural reforms, Trade Unions call for long-term inclusive growth.
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