Optimism remains regarding the ability to conclude the TPP talks this year. At least that is what several participants expressed during a panel at the US-Australia Dialogue: Assessing the Future of the Asia-Pacific, which took place on Friday at UCLA, two … Continue reading
Shortly after Russia invaded the Crimea in an effort to regain control from the Ukraine, the United States and the EU put in place economic sanctions against Russia. However, a few months later, many of the same advanced economies that … Continue reading
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The 18th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations between the United States and 11 other countries starts today in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Japan, which officially joined the TPP in March, will participate in the negotiations for the first time. So … Continue reading
Today’s Wall Street Journal discusses the tensions at Monday’s Tokyo International Conference on African Development (click here for the actual article). While the progress on Japanese-African economic relations were highlighted, the unequal distribution of benefits from this relationship also received attention. … Continue reading
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries. With Japan entering into the talks last week, the issue of agriculture is once again significant within the TPP. Much like the failed Doha … Continue reading