9 results about THE DIPLOMAT


RCEP Is Not the Anti-TPP

December 3, 2016

RCEP is a necessary step for Asian regional integration, regardless of what happens with TPP. READ MORE


Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force

September 21, 2016

The Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam finally have a solid date for the enforcement of their free trade agreement. While the EEU will tout the agreement as its first trade pact outside the union’s m... READ MORE


Why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Is More Important Than TPP

January 30, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) — the former a free trade agreement covering 12 countries from North and South America to the Pacific... READ MORE


The TPP and the Sputtering Global Trade System

January 26, 2016

With the death-knell of the Doha Round seemingly signaled at the recent Nairobi Ministerial, and questions about the relevancy of the WTO intensifying, anyone reflecting on the current state of the gl... READ MORE


Vietnam, European Union Ink New Free Trade Pact

December 4, 2015

Vietnam and the European Union inked a new free trade agreement Tuesday in a move both sides hailed as a boost for ties as well as the EU’s relationship with Southeast Asia more generally.&nb... READ MORE


What Did the 10th East Asia Summit Accomplish?

December 1, 2015

On November 22, Malaysia hosted the 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) as part of the recent round of Asian summitry held in Kuala Lumpur. The EAS, which comprises the ten members of the Association of South... READ MORE


As TPP Leaders Celebrate, China Urges Creation of Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area

November 19, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping continued to emphasize regional connectivity – including the completion of a free trade area spanning the entire Asia-Pacific region – at this year’s Asia Pacific Economic... READ MORE


How the TPP Could Prevent Currency Manipulation

November 18, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) did not deliver strong disciplines against unfair currency practices because other countries would not have signed on to a TPP with such sanctions. Nonetheless, th... READ MORE


India-Pakistan: The Curious Case of the MFN Status

February 14, 2015

For many years, Pakistan has been struggling with the idea of granting MFN status to India. In 2011, at least, it seemed that dialogue between the two countries was delivering some progress. MFN statu... READ MORE