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Lowdown on Trump’s Asia Visit

Lowdown on Trump’s Asia Visit

US President Donald Trump kicked off his 12 days long visit to five Asian countries namely Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines in early November 2017. This is the longest visit by a US President since 1991. The strategic community in Washington D.C. stands aware of emerging trends in the region and does […]

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Guest Lecture – Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Lecture – Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Post Event Report Guest Lecture Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities  on October 19, 2017 General. On October 19, 2017 Ambassador (R) Shahid MG Kiani visited Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and delivered a talk on “Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities”. It was pointed out that Pakistan’s ‘Vision East Asia policy’ was […]

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US-China Rupture and North Korea

US-China Rupture and North Korea

There is a shift in international security order from Euro-Atlantic to Asia, and more precisely Asia-Pacific. The US is still the sole super power, though struggling, its power has been challenged, if not ended, in the Asian affairs. China’s rise and resurgence of Russia have made the Asian continent to look to other alternatives than […]

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East Asia and Regionalism

East Asia and Regionalism

  Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among 12 countries, namely the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. The presence of giant economies like the US and Japan in TPP raise the trade grouping’s stature. The TPP would constitute 40 percent of Gross Domestic […]

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ASIA-PACIFIC’S POLITICS & PAKISTAN

ASIA-PACIFIC’S POLITICS & PAKISTAN

ASIA-Pacific is vast, in terms of geography and population. It covers a total land area of 21 million square kilometres; has a population of 4.4 billion or 60 per cent of the world population; and GDP of more than US $40 trillion. The Asia-Pacific economies are heterogeneous. These are emerging markets and experiencing rapid economic […]

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Power and Economic Shifts in Global System

Power and Economic Shifts in Global System

IPRI Review Meeting Power and Economic Shifts in Global System (October 29, 2015)  Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “Power and Economic Shifts in Global System” was held at IPRI conference hall on October 29, 2015. The review meeting analyzed the trends related to the polarity of global economy, and the reconfiguration of global power […]

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US tilt towards Asia Pacific

US tilt towards Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific’s strategic significance coupled with the region’s economic progress has raised the region’s stature for regional as well as global players. Hillary Clinton at the East West Centre, Honolulu described the pivot strategy as: “It is becoming increasingly clear that in the 21st century, the world’s strategic and economic centre of gravity will be […]

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Global Trade and geo-politics

Global Trade and geo-politics

The former Director General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, suggested to an audience in Melbourne in November 2012 that the ‘rising weight of influence of emerging economies has shifted the balance of power’ in the global trading system, and that there has been a ‘redistribution of the geopolitical deck of cards on a global scale’. […]

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