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The TPP: Truths about Power Politics
(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
(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 ...
Challenges for Indonesia to achieve its Maritime Connectivity Plan and Leverage on Regional Initiatives
(ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-10)
Given the discussion of connectivity at different levels of geography, this paper argues that there is complementarity between these national and regional plans, where the former has the potential to leverage on the latter’s larger pool of resources. ...
Reviewing Vietnam’s Economic Reforms since the CPV’s Twelfth Congress
(ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-05)
This essay provides an initial assessment of the efforts by Vietnam’s new government to fulfil such a mandate. It argues that contrary to the public’s uncertainty about his policy inclinations before the CPV’s Twelfth Congress, PM Phuc has proven to ...
Japan Seeks Stronger Strategic Ties in Southeast Asia
(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, ...
The Investment Chapter and ISDS in the TPP: Lessons from Southeast Asia
(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 ...