The U.S.-driven Trans Pacific Partnership agreement between 12 countries, which is aiming to become the new standard of world trade, impacts domestic systems globally. For India, it will skew investment and intellectual property rights, and especially the debate over the Investor State Dispute System which allows companies to challenge sovereign rights and public policy.
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Myanmar is making a transition towards democracy with an election on 8 November, 2015. The elections are expected to be free, if not completely fair. Countries, including China and India are watching the elections keenly with a hope that they will provide for a stable and strong government.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership may not prove the force stability many assume.
Although it is too soon to comprehensively analyse the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement of October 5, it is worth assessing what is known. Here are the facts, the controversies, the assessments, and the implications for countries that are not part of the agreement, especially India.
As it celebrates its 240th birthday, the U.S. Navy would do well to keep the Indian Ocean in mind.
ASEAN’s challenges are less about its external environment than strains in internal cohesion and capacity. If unity holds and it scales back its ambitions, ASEAN can survive and play an effective role in managing great-power competition, at least in Southeast Asia.
Recent developments show that India’s attention is very much on the Indian Ocean.
Business-friendly Turnbull has his eyes set firmly on the way economic reforms are being carried out under the leadership of Narendra Modi in India.
The regional trade deal could boost India’s strategic and economic position in the Asia-Pacific.
The Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) recently presented its report on the Australia India nuclear cooperation Agreement. Many of the conditions laid out in the report are likely to irritate India.