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TPP -- FDI booster or Corporations handcuffing Governments?
Dec 11, 2015

TPP -- FDI booster or Corporations handcuffing Governments?

A common thread that runs through TPP, TTIP and CETA deals is the Investor-state dispute settlement system (ISDS), an opaque supranational court that decides disputes, bypassing the domestic courts and national laws. Now, the fear is that these trade deals might just end up producing managed rather than free trade.

Can Obama overcome Domestic Opposition to the TPP?
Jun 06, 2015

Can Obama overcome Domestic Opposition to the TPP?

In an ironic situation, President Obama finds his own party, the Democrats, his key opponents while, the Republicans, his greatest allies as he pushes for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

India's TPP dilemma
Oct 31, 2015

India's TPP dilemma

India has to deftly navigate the TPP waters by making sure it does not isolate itself by staying out of the picture for too long. At the same time, actively committing to the TPP will be hard. India should pursue an incremental process, where it initially joins the discussions and then determines how well it is placed to enter as a member. India could bring much needed flexibility to the TPP and use it to boost its own ties with United States.

Japan closer to contentious TPP agreement after Abe's US visit?
Feb 26, 2013

Japan closer to contentious TPP agreement after Abe's US visit?

One concrete outcome of the bilateral talks between the visiting Japanese Prime Minister and the US President was that the US was able to get Japan closer to making a commitment to the Trans Pacific Cooperation Agreement which the US has been advocating since 2011.

An Indo-Pacific security network is only now emerging
Dec 13, 2022

An Indo-Pacific security network is only now emerging

By integrating its formal allies to enhance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the US is setting a new networked security architecture

Biden and the Indo-Pacific – Will regional powers shape America’s approach?
Jan 10, 2021

Biden and the Indo-Pacific – Will regional powers shape America’s approach?

As Biden’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific remains under question, Trump’s legacy of bolstering regional powers could force US policy continuity

Biden-Harris will bring continuity for Delhi but some challenges too
Nov 09, 2020

Biden-Harris will bring continuity for Delhi but some challenges too

As far as India’s domestic affairs go, the Modi government will not get the free ride it has got so far even if the Biden administration will not allow its activist impulses to override US strategic interests.

Biden’s China policy
Nov 10, 2020

Biden’s China policy

Focus will be on making US more competitive, rather than blackballing the Dragon

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security
Mar 11, 2024

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security

Trump’s approach to transatlantic security, the US’s allies in the Indo-Pacific, and security concerns in West Asia will be shaping his vision of

East and Southeast Asia: A new definition for a pivot to Asia?
Nov 02, 2020

East and Southeast Asia: A new definition for a pivot to Asia?

As the theatre of the ‘new great game’, East and Southeast Asia present the US with a choice - defend the existing rules-based order or allow inte

Fighting Trumpism
Nov 07, 2020

Fighting Trumpism

It has transformed frustrations into a nihilistic anger. But it is not the real America.

For a Quad strategy
Nov 26, 2019

For a Quad strategy

‘Indo-Pacific’ is being used loosely to mean different things to different nations

Forward from the Tokyo Quad Summit and IPEF
May 27, 2022

Forward from the Tokyo Quad Summit and IPEF

The growing focus on the Indo-Pacific as reflected by the recent Quad summit and the launch of IPEF indicates that despite the ongoing war in Europe,

Getting acquainted with Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election candidates
Aug 08, 2023

Getting acquainted with Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election candidates

Each of the three candidates bring something new to the table, granting the Taiwanese voters ample alternatives in the upcoming presidential elections

How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect India?
Jul 21, 2015

How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect India?

The US-led TPP would face increasing competition as China recently concluded a free trade agreement with Australia (ChAFTA) and South Korea and is pushing for a broader Asia-trade pact - Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

India calling with quite a lot of trade in mind
Feb 05, 2022

India calling with quite a lot of trade in mind

A ‘new age’ free trade deal with India remains critical in anchoring the United Kingdom economically to the Indo-Pacific

India could disadvantage itself further vis-a-vis China by joining free trade pacts
Sep 12, 2019

India could disadvantage itself further vis-a-vis China by joining free trade pacts

Various estimates show that RCEP’s share in the world GDP may touch 50 per cent by 2050. The fear that India may be left out if it decides not to join the group is real. But given the economic clout of China and other economies, India may find it very difficult to grab a significant share of the this RCEP cake.

India’s IPEF Play: What New Delhi gets out of it
Jun 14, 2022

India’s IPEF Play: What New Delhi gets out of it

Despite the loopholes in the IPEF framework, nonetheless, it presents New Delhi with a chance to assert its economic importance and influence in th

Is India prepared for new global trading regimes?
Nov 07, 2015

Is India prepared for new global trading regimes?

India will have to decide what the TPP means for its domestic reforms agenda. India need foreign markets to grow and it cannot presume that the size of its domestic market will force others to come to its terms.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: East Asia in 2021
Jan 07, 2022

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: East Asia in 2021

As we usher in 2022, we unpack the events and trends of 2021 that are likely to dominate East Asian politics in the coming years

Navigating the changing geo-economic landscape
Jan 28, 2016

Navigating the changing geo-economic landscape

This Special Report is based on some of the most important ideas shared amongst participants in ORF's roundtable on Changing Geoeconomic Landscapes, held on 21 December 2015 in New Delhi. The discussion examined current patterns in world economy, initiatives being taken by the Indian leadership to steer domestic economy, and the need for the country to carefully integrate its domestic economic priorities, including those of reforms, with its fore

RCEP: By opting out of it, India shows that now it fears the world
Nov 06, 2019

RCEP: By opting out of it, India shows that now it fears the world

PM Modi's decision not to join RCEP is an admission that even the prospect of joining a massive regional trade agreement isn't incentive enough for New Delhi to launch deep economic reforms.

Restoration of the Atlantic Alliance between the UK and US
Oct 05, 2021

Restoration of the Atlantic Alliance between the UK and US

After a tumultuous start with the new Biden administration over the Afghanistan crisis, the UK is back on track as it renews its alliance with the US

Southeast Asia’s choices: Economic, political, and geopolitical integration face complications
Dec 14, 2021

Southeast Asia’s choices: Economic, political, and geopolitical integration face complications

In light of the new developments in the Indo-Pacific region, heightened economic and political integration comes with multiple hurdles that will, in t

The ASEAN outreach
Nov 17, 2017

The ASEAN outreach

As the region is reshaped by U.S. retreat and Chinese ambition, India must chart its own path

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability
Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability

This study discusses three major mega free trade agreements (the TPP, TTIP and the RCEP) and attempts to develop a strategy for India to navigate the repercussions engendered by these groupings and thereby safeguard India?s trade and sustain its economic growth.

The China challenge for the US-Japan-South Korea trilateral
Jan 11, 2024

The China challenge for the US-Japan-South Korea trilateral

China looms large in the trilateral in most matters from security to trade

The Indo-Pacific is all a-churn in response to Joe Biden’s victory
Nov 26, 2020

The Indo-Pacific is all a-churn in response to Joe Biden’s victory

The region’s geostrategic and trade dynamics are already in flux and may throw up opportunities for India to capitalize on

The launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Jun 03, 2022

The launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Exploring the four pillars of the IPEF: Economic connectivity, economic resilience, clean economy, and just economy are the four pillars for enhanced

The Taiwanese Presidential elections could shape Asia’s future
Jan 11, 2024

The Taiwanese Presidential elections could shape Asia’s future

The world will be closely watching the Taiwan election as it will play a crucial role in shaping the power dynamics in Asia

Trump Presidency and the future of US-Russia relations
Dec 13, 2016

Trump Presidency and the future of US-Russia relations

A major task ahead for Trump would be to negotiate with Russia on the future of US-Russia arms control.

Trump’s Asia visit leaves China stronger
Nov 18, 2017

Trump’s Asia visit leaves China stronger

Trump’s Asia visit was ripe with opportunities for mending political ties and reinstating credibility in the US leadership. Instead, President Trump

Trump’s election is a critical moment for India-China ties
Nov 21, 2016

Trump’s election is a critical moment for India-China ties

China will have its ear to the ground for noises from the Trump administration in its commitment towards Asian security.

Trump’s foreign economic agenda may have pitfalls for India
Nov 29, 2016

Trump’s foreign economic agenda may have pitfalls for India

Trump campaign likely to remain main drivers of his administration – trade & immigration. While latter is domestic in scope former will have ramifications

Understanding continuing decline in Indian exports
Oct 08, 2015

Understanding continuing decline in Indian exports

For India to become a part of the global value chains, a better intellectual property regime is needed. Further, India needs to take measures to be a part of the mega regionals which are going to shape the future of global trade architecture such as TPP and RCEP.

US shifting focus back to Indo-Pacific
May 25, 2022

US shifting focus back to Indo-Pacific

As of now, the Quad’s formal agenda is modest. It remains a platform for leaders of the four countries to meet each other collectively and bilaterally. Meetings have so far taken up the issue of providing vaccines, building supply chains, mitigating climate change and providing humanitarian relief. An unstated aspect of the Quad grouping is supply-chain resilience and the need to have a chain which is not linked to China.

Weak WTO and an uncertain global trade order
Sep 05, 2022

Weak WTO and an uncertain global trade order

Due to unilateral tariff imposition and other pre-pandemic trade restrictions that undermined the multilateral trade order, the focus has now shifted

Where does India stand on intellectual property rights in the digital economy?
Aug 16, 2016

Where does India stand on intellectual property rights in the digital economy?

TPP, RCEP and TISA will entail some amount of IP norm-setting that shifts the balance established in the TRIPS towards rights-holders.