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Interview: United States and Europe can do a lot together in the Indo-Pacific

The United States will soon announce plans for an Indo-Pacific economic framework as part of its new strategy for the region. Europeans have also developed their own Indo-Pacific strategies.  There is scope for transatlantic cooperation on trade and economic issues of common interest.  Asia Society’s Wendy Cutler shares some thoughts …

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Perspectives: The EU’s conflicting trade objectives in the Indo-Pacific region

It is difficult for great trading powers such as the European Union to meaningfully engage with other regions such as the Indo-Pacific, given their increased preference for autonomous measures over trade agreements. There is a need for a broader consideration of EU objectives, and potentially new tools to deliver them.

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EU sets sights on Indo-Pacific to roll out its digital ambitions

The European Union’s trade policy plans in the Indo-Pacific strongly focus strongly on the digital aspect of things, a new Communication unveiled today confirms. The EU is rolling out its Global Gateway – a pendant to China’s Belt and Road – through a new strategy initially requested by the EU’s member states. …