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09 May Abe’s European tour: a success

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s week-long tour of Europe was a sales pitch for Japan, intended to boost his country’s economy and strengthen its security ties. The Japan-EU FTA and Implications for the TPP Last year, Japan and the European Union began talks on a Japan-EU free...

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06 Mar Crisis in Crimea: setting patterns of behaviour

A meeting in Paris last night (5 March) between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine, which reached its apex when Russia started moving in its troops into Crimea on 1 March. Further...

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28 Dec A year in the world

I probably travelled too much this year. I went to New York, Europe, and as far away as South America, and to most of the capitals of Asia. There are limits to what telephone and video calls can do. Information is plentiful today but insight requires...

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21 Jan An EU model for ASEAN?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues its move towards greater institutionalization of the organization’s rules and procedures. An ASEAN Charter was signed on its 40th anniversary (on 20 November 2007) to make it a more rules-based organization. An ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human...

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17 Jan Annual Members’ Circle 2013

The SIIA's Annual Members’ Circle (AMC) is a closed-door event and kept to around 30-40 selected participants to enable free flowing exchange and closer interaction. Held over half a day, discussions revolve around global economics issues and key issues which experts are looking at for...

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