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At a time when New Delhi is beginning to not just ‘Look East’ but also ‘Act East’, and when parallel integrative processes are underway globally, including the ASEAN-led process, the incipient China-led process and the U.S.-led TTP, India and ASEAN could together produce a brilliant new era of Asian integration
The Trans-Pacific Partnership might soon be concluded if the U.S. Congress fast-tracks it, as recently announced, while the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement remains on slow-track. But the TPP, although ambitious, follows an outdated template, and it is the dynamic RCEP that can be a model for a new global rules-based framework
The U.S. is focusing on the Asia-Pacific region as part of its rebalancing strategy. However, it will not be able to sustain its leadership in the region through military might alone
EconomyWatch republished an article written for Gateway House by Dr. Dan Steinbock on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Dr Steinbock says that while joining the TPP will energize India's trade, negotiating an entry may need concessions which may not be in its interests
From November 17-19, Gateway House hosted the Manipal Dialogue, where eight Indian and 11 foreign scholars came together to discuss the concept of an Asia, uninterrupted. Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, on November 26, wrote about the conference, and the themes discussed, in The Asian Age.
Recent developments indicate that Pacific Alliance member states have their gaze firmly set upon Asian-Pacific and ASEAN economies. Can a Pacific Alliance deal with China or ASEAN serve as a powerful incentive to force the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through the U.S. Senate?
Indian and Chinese companies routinely bid against each other in their quest to secure oilfields and other resource pools resulting in rising prices. However, a preferable recourse would be for the nations, along with ASEAN, to collaborate as there is enough for all
2012 saw ASEAN making global headlines over the South China Sea, and other member nations tackled a host of internal challenges - some better than others - while simultaneously, the U.S. continued its efforts towards the 'Asian rebalance.' Overall, how did the ASEAN nations fare in 2012?
The Indian and Pacific Oceans are increasingly seen as an interdependent strategic and economic space, and India can play an important role in the region’s security; but does it have the will and resources to become an ‘Indo-Pacific’ power?