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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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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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Major Powers’ Interests in Indian Ocean: Challenges and Options for Pakistan

Major Powers’ Interests in Indian Ocean: Challenges and Options for Pakistan

International Conference “Major Powers’ Interests in Indian Ocean: Challenges and Options for Pakistan” Organized by: Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) In collaboration with: Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) At: Serena Hotel, Islamabad November 18-19, 2014  Introduction A two-day international conference on “Major Powers’ Interests in Indian Ocean: Challenges and Options for Pakistan” was organized by Islamabad […]

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Southeast Asia and the US Re-balance

Southeast Asia and the US Re-balance

  Southeast Asia is a progressive dynamic region. The region is well integrated economically. Region’s economic vehicle – Association of Southeast Asian Nations-ASEAN (GDP US $ 2 trillion and total trade of US $ 2.4 trillion) is progressing well. ‘ASEAN Community’ is likely by the end of 2015. ASEAN through various arrangements like Observer Status, […]

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