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Trade negotiations: Geo-economics and geopolitics
Trade negotiations have been increasingly used as a political tool.
With eye on African market, India readies offers for free trade pact with Mauritius
India is hopeful that a bilateral trade agreement with the country could open the doors wider to the entire continent.
The separation of migrant families: cruelty as a migration policy
In an accentuated anti-immigrant context of clear criminalization of Central Americans and Mexicans without migratory documents in their attempt to enter the US, measures on the separation of thousands of families (most of them from Central America) are the new face of the racist nationalism of the American government and its current president.
Trump’s new tariffs have effectively killed TTIP and may collapse NAFTA
China’s preferred model of free trade has already won a favoured position in developing countries vis-a-vis the US model.
Uncertainty is pushing the EU to speed up its trade deals
Worried about the future of global trade, the European Union is seeking to negotiate as many free trade agreements as it can.
TPP’s regulatory capitalism and China’s Belt and Road challenges
The revived TPP 11 operates as a significant alternative to China’s approach, embodied in the Belt and Road Initiative.
EU-Azeri trade pact will be ready in 2019
An EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement will be ready for ratification in 2019, says Javanshir Feyziyev, co-chair of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
Perspectives on Pacific geopolitics
The rise of China in the Indo-Pacific has also challenged the long-standing dominance of US in Asia. Therefore, political uncertainty in the US, rapid economic growth, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its growing assertiveness, and erosion of ASEAN unity – among others – has compelled India to step up its contribution to a region that is also of vital economic interest to India.
Asean gets tough on the US over trade, but tiptoes around South China Sea build-up
With Singapore as chair of the regional bloc this year, China has an advantage as the focus shifts from geopolitics to trade and investment.
Deported Mexicans: From exploited and precarious workers to forced migrants of return
Forced migrants, refugees and deportees are an irrefutable and undeniable example of the world as a chronically unequal and structurally inequitable scenario. In the era of globalization, human rights are not met or respected.
The EU pursues $15b free trade talks with Australia, but there’s a catch
EU’s lead trade negotiator said the agreement would serve a “strategic” purpose by creating a “circle” of allies to remove barriers
‘China is just as important to South America as the US’: why Argentina is keen to start talks on free-trade agreement
Argentina’s ambassador to Beijing defends China’s global ambitions as he signals Latin American common market is keen to strengthen economic ties.
Japan’s multi-layered, multilateral strategy
Tokyo has some work to do to convince the region its strategy is not designed to contain China.
To counter China’s BRI, India joins US, Japan to boost connectivity in Indo-Pacific
India has joined hands with Japan and United States to build infrastructure for promoting connectivity in Indo-Pacific region, ostensibly to counter the Belt and Road initiative of China.
USTR sees FTA with PH first step in As-Pac strategy
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has looked that having a free trade agreement with the Philippines is a reasonable first step in their strategy in the Asia Pacific region.
Trump says could ’hold up’ Korea trade deal for N.K. issue
US President Donald Trump threatened to "hold up" a renegotiated free trade agreement with South Korea until he gets the results he wants with North Korea.
Xi Jinping’s pet Belt and Road Initiative could be sticking point in India-China ties, say experts
Xi Jinping’s pet Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can pose a "major challenge" in resetting China’s ties with India, says analysts, days after the Chinese parliament backed his plan to rule indefinitely amid Sino-India rapprochement following the Dokalam standoff.
China expanding its military, political influence in Latin America
New report has warned that Beijing is likely to increase its power through military and political means.
Japan and Norway: Elevated economic, geopolitical and gender equality cooperation on the horizon
Bilateral ties between Tokyo and Oslo are set to converge, with multiple areas for cooperation.
Sri Lanka seeks deeper ties, free trade agreement with China
Sri Lanka wants a longer-time period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said.