Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Fishing Nets and Market Economy Status Tie up US-Vietnam Trade

FishingBoats, cc Flickr Lucas Jans, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Trump administration's protectionist roadmap has thrown a wrench into Vietnam's active efforts to achieve market status.

Geopolitics in the South China Sea: Expansionism in the Shadow of North Korean Drama

VinsonVietnam, USS Carl Vinson docks in Vietnam's Da Nang port. CC Official U.S. Navy Page Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

With ASEAN sidelined and all eyes on North Korea, Vietnam can only sit and watch as China consolidates its position in the South China Sea.

TPP Back on the Table for the United States

Leaders of the original TPP states in 2010, cc Flickr Gobierno de Chile, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It was always going to be a matter of time, but few predicted the about face would come this quickly.

US Carrier Strike Group Making Waves in the South China Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 25, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob G. Kaucher/Released)

The historic port visit of the USS Carl Vinson reflects a US-Vietnamese relationship that is quickly evolving.

What Trump Doctrine Means for East Asia

public domain, An F/A-18E Super Hornet takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 16, 2017. The pilot and aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 137. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

The overriding thrust of Trump Doctrine in East Asia seems to be a shift toward confrontation with China.

The TPP’s Loss is China’s Gain

Xi Jinping, President of China. CC Flickr Day Donaldson, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Trump has made good on his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it will fundamentally shake up geopolitical outlook of East Asia.

Interview: Dr. Parag Khanna on US Foreign Policy, Mideast Geopolitics, and Globalization

KENYA, Mombasa: Photograph taken by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT) 31 July shows a general view of containers inside Mombasa Port on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. MANDATORY CREDIT: MEAACT PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with Dr. Parag Khanna to discuss US foreign policy and the future of globalization.

Trans-Pacific Partnership on Life Support

cc Flickr Marc Nozell, modified, 2007, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The brainchild of officials who wanted to cement US trade influence in Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now being doomed by the very country that birthed it.

Analysis: Mexico’s Mid-Term Elections

Mexico's President Nieto, cc Flickr Chatham House, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Mexicans will head to the polls for mid-term elections on June 7th in what is viewed as a critical test of public support for the ruling PRI government and its business-friendly policies.

Backgrounder: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Apples, CC Flickr, Chris Barber

Which US companies stand to gain the most from the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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