The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a necessary condition for the United States to establish a market-oriented and open regional economic order in the Asia-Pacific.
China’s rebalancing can only occur in a limited number of ways, and each of these has a fairly predictable impact. The path Beijing chooses to follow will likely be based on political decision-making.
If China and the UK can reach a trade deal, both sides would have increased leverage over the EU.
In early August, both houses of India’s parliament overwhelmingly passed a landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill that will bring India closer to a common market than ever before.
Moscow should reconsider its own position in the region and within the EEU. Central Asian republics are not passive actors anymore, vying for advantageous bargaining positions with China.
U.S.-India relations have been advanced by both the Bush and Obama presidencies. However, there needs to be a stronger economic foundation for the strategic partnership.
Despite uncertainty in terms of future leadership, relations with Russia and China, and domestic opinion on global trade, the U.S.-India relationship is in an extraordinary place.
Russia clearly needs China much more than China needs Russia. China has a diversified economy, including multiple sources of hydrocarbons, and therefore Russia is definitely the dependent partner.
Gentrification in Beijing’s hutong takes on a distinct local shape, for better and for worse, perhaps as the front line of a transformation in urban Chinese culture.
The rise of the Islamic State has created both challenges and opportunities for Iranian trade networks in Iraq.