ISEAS Working Papers


  • The TPP: Truths about Power Politics 

    Cook, Malcolm (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-08-30)
    Preferential trade agreements are negotiated by states. By definition, they are political in nature. The more powerful the state involved, the more it can shape the trajectory of trade negotiations. The three stages of the TPP – before the US joined, ...
  • Dynamics of Ride Sharing Competition 

    Lee, Cassey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-07-30)
    This paper studies the dynamics of ride-sharing competition. Ride-sharing is modelled as a spatial two-sided market with heterogeneous passengers and drivers, both located on a Salop (1979) circle. The model is simulated to study four aspects of ...
  • The Investment Chapter and ISDS in the TPP: Lessons from Southeast Asia 

    Nottage, Luke (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-04-30)
    The investment chapter and investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership attracted significant media and public attention. This paper shows that ISDS-backed investment treaty commitments, aimed to liberalising and ...
  • Japan Seeks Stronger Strategic Ties in Southeast Asia 

    Cook, Malcolm; Suryadinata, Leo; Izzuddin, Mustafa; Hiep, Le Hong (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-25)
    This joint perspective will look at what Abe’s visit to each of the countries tells us about their interest in enhancing relations with Japan. It is kept in mind that a commonality of interests between states is distinct from a convergence of interests, ...

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