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What ASEAN needs to learn from Brexit

Ahmad-Risky-Umar

ASEAN needs to develop stronger leadership and become more democratic. Failure to do this will mean it continue to be fragmented and vulnerable to the danger of ‘breaking up’ Recent crises in the European Union, from Brexit to the recent Italian Constitutional referendum have sparked debate about the future of the EU, not only in the Europe, but also outside … Continue reading

31 January 2017 by
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Mega-regional trade deals in the Asia-Pacific

Jeffrey Wilson

The governments of this region are choosing between competing visions for the regional trade system The regional trade system in the Asia-Pacific is at a cross-road.  After negotiating many bilateral free trade agreements during the 2000s, the last few years has seen the emergence of two new ‘mega-regional’ trade deals – the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the ASEAN-centred Regional … Continue reading

16 September 2014 by
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership – A Bridge Too Far?

Richard Stubbs

Differences between national capitalisms may mean that successful completion of the negotiations over TPP proves elusive Despite the positive spin that has accompanied negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), reaching an agreement that would satisfy all 12 partners was always going to be difficult. The differences to be bridged are considerable. The TPP originated with an agreement among four of … Continue reading

24 April 2014 by
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