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May 15, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

CPTPP signing

October 5, 2018

Vietnam
Women This Week: Making History in Vietnam

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post was compiled with support from Rebecca Turkington a…

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (L) and Vietnam's Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attend the breaking ceremony of the Vietnam Korea Institute of Science and Technology at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi, Vietnam March 22, 2018.

September 19, 2013

Economics
Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Head to Washington

One of the potentially biggest economic initiatives for Obama’s second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Started some seven years ago by four Pacific nations—Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New …

TPP - LAM

October 6, 2015

Asia
Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Following the agreement reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States and eleven other countries, Council on Foreign Relations experts assessed the trade deal’s consequences for the g…

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April 22, 2014

Trade
Obama's Critical Moment on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

What does President Obama actually want from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), his administration’s signature trade negotiation with 11 Asia-Pacific countries? During his visit to four countries i…

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks to U.S. President Barack Obama during the opening session of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague March 24, 2014 (Yves Herman/Courtesy Reuters).

March 9, 2018

Southeast Asia
Vietnam and India Cement an Increasingly Vital Relationship in Southeast Asia

In addition to bolstering strategic ties with the United States, Vietnam is also building a strong strategic relationship with other partners, particularly India, that are skeptical of China’s growin…

Modi-Quang-9.3.2016

March 7, 2018

Vietnam
The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomes Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the White House, Washington, DC.

October 18, 2012

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Overview The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks represent an attempt to link together at least nine countries in three continents to create a "high-quality, twenty-first century agreement." Suc…

November 7, 2012

Asia
The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Council on Foreign Relations 11/7/12 Academic Conference Call on The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Bernard Gordon

March 25, 2005

Economics
Trans-Pacific Real Estate Bubbles

If you think that speculation on real estate has replaced the stock market as the US national pastime, try visiting China.I expected Beijing to be one large construction sites, and was not disappoint…