Like it or not, the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ seems to be a means of including India in the military calculations of US strategy in the Pacific.
The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules.
Xi has grown more powerful since their last meeting, while Trump is under a political cloud after his former campaign manager was indicted.
The Trade Policy Forum – the first such meeting since US President Donald Trump took office – laid bare the wide gap in what the US wants and what India is (un)willing to give.
In time, the G20 summit might be remembered as the symbolic – if not substantive – end of America’s international leadership.
A planned joint statement had to be scrapped because of the differences over protectionism between the US and APEC countries at a Vietnam forum.
Improving export competitiveness depends on the government, through prudent fiscal policy, and the RBI, through appropriate monetary policy that maintains price stability.
China could take on the US’s attack to try and emerge as a “full fledged super power”.
Trump announced US withdrawal from the TPP because he favours one-on-one agreements with other nations over multilateral pacts.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Barack Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
Trump will take opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the US-Mexican border and roll back Barack Obama’s policies, including Obamacare.
With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, China has an opportunity to be an agenda-setter and demonstrate leadership on global trade.
With the imminent demise of the Tran-Pacific Partnership Agreement almost certain, there are many lessons to be learnt from the fraudulent free trade deal.
While the demise of the TPP may not be bad for India, the country’s investments in Iran could be in trouble if Donald Trump decides to upend the Iran nuclear agreement.
Given the likely demise of the TPP, the pressure on India to sign bilateral and regional free-trade deals to counter mega-regional trade pacts has eased.
In the next decade, how US-China relations unfold will shape the external environment for countries like India. Much will depend on how China perceives the Trump presidency.
Trump said he would replace the 12-nation trade accord with bilaterally negotiated deals that would “bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.”
Japan’s leadership has been nervous about the future of an alliance that is core to Tokyo’s diplomacy and security.
Abe, a veteran lawmaker and Trump, an outsider with no diplomatic or government experience, have differences on policy issues such as free trade.
We need to start tilting the playing field back in favour of farmers and the environment.
Obama will start his talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow, but expectations are low as the countries have failed to narrow their main differences.
The trade pact is the economic pillar of Obama’s broader plan to shift US foreign policy toward Asia but the US senate does not plan to vote on the deal this year and will punt it to the next president.
The anti-elite sentiments of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ supporters may upend the Pareto principle, but can they succeed?
India should not be complacent because of the current uncertainty surrounding TPP. We must fully understand the implications of the various TPP disciplines and how we should strategise ourselves in response to the very many ways they can impact us.
The US Chamber of Commerce’s criticism of Trump is unusual as many business leaders have traditionally supported Republican candidates.
If the current state of bilateral and multilateral economic relations persists, we might end up in a position where India bolsters American strategic primacy with little to show for in return.
The grand bargain that has been struck – India and the US speaking the same language in cyber, climate and intellectual property right regimes, in return for tangible benefits to New Delhi – is not sustainable.
The Rust Belt, which includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and West Virginia, has suffered heavy job losses in sectors such as autos, coal and steel that have faced fierce competition from abroad. The region, home to many unionised workers, has been a stronghold for Democrats.
The time and energy put into the visits to London and Germany signaled Obama’s affection and trust for two leaders who have stood with him through his toughest economic and foreign policy decisions.
Amidst protests over its impact on jobs and the environment, Barack Obama pushed for a transatlantic trade deal with Angela Merkel, which supporters say could boost economies by 100 billion dollars.
Former bureaucrat and legislator Nguyễn Xuân Phúc succeeds Nguyễn Tấn Dũng as the new prime minister.
India needs to bring about comprehensive structural and legal reforms to negotiate a balanced free trade agreement.
The US president’s unabashed realism leaves behind a mixed legacy.
In the first of a three-part article, India’s former National Security Adviser looks at the reality of China’s rise and what it means for the world and India
What Narendra Modi must do to make sure the “Force” remains with India
Prime Minister flags the TPP and the South China Sea dispute as issues which should not disrupt mutually beneficial processes in the region.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were conducted in secrecy and leave out large nations such as China, Brazil and India but it is too early to say if such an arrangement will work
Since India lacks the resources today to set up competing networks, it may be worthwhile to participate in those components of the OBOR which might improve Indian connectivity to major markets and resource supplies.
Barack Obama wants to leave behind three big trade liberalising deals as his legacy. He is moving well in that direction. On Monday, as 12 countries — from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia — reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will have huge […]
The disillusionment within the Democratic left has been building over time — it was subterranean before but now it has burst into the open