Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.
Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?
ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.
Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.
A look at Moscow’s relationships in Asia, particularly its growing alignment with Beijing and its skepticism of the emerging “free and open Indo-Pacific” concept.
A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.
The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.
We should have known better.
The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.
A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.
The Indian “strategy of hurt” and how New Delhi managed to achieve what appears to be a strategic, diplomatic and economic success.
Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.
To preserve peace and prosperity, India, China and Pakistan need to move from confrontation in the Himalayas to cooperation around the negotiating table.
Beijing and Delhi will have to do much to repair trust, stabilize their border, and promote cooperation in the years ahead.
Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.