Research Articles

Northeast Asia’s New Institutional Architecture

This project investigates the origins and evolution of Northeast Asia’s new institutional architecture and community building, focusing on two sets of distinct but related aspects. The first concerns national strategies for a new institutional equilibrium and community building among key players in the region, including the U.S., China, Japan, the two Koreas, and Russia. The […]

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India’s Shifting Trade Policy: South Asia and Beyond

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

Asia’s New Institutional Architecture, 2007
Since 1991, India’s economy has undergone a remarkable transformation.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Asia’s Institutional Architecture

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Min Gyo Koo|

Asia’s New Institutional Architecture, 2007
How effective will these burgeoning regional and interregional institutions be in managing Asia’s increasingly complex economic and security ties?

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The Evolution of Regionalism in East Asia

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Min Gyo Koo|

Journal of East Asian Studies, 2007
We have seen dramatic changes in perceptions of East Asian regionalism in recent years.

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Northeast Asia’s Economic and Security Regionalism: Withering or Blossoming?

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Min Gyo Koo|

Regionalism in Northeast Asia, 2007
The first section of this chapter systemically categorizes a wide range of economic and security arrangements that NEA countries have adopted during the postwar period.

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Asia’s New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Min Gyo Koo|

Springer, 2007
In investigating the origins and evolution of Asia’s new institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security, this book focuses on three sets of distinct but related issues.

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The Political Economy of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific: A U.S. Perspective

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

An APEC Trade Agenda? The Political Economy of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, 2007
What are the prospects for a free trade area in the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)?

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The Political Economy of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

Business Asia,2007
What are the prospects for a free trade area in the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)?

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The Evolution and Implications of Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Min Gyo Koo|

Bilateral Trade Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific, 2006
The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed a dramatic rise of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Shifting Ground: Is it Finally Time?

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Min Gyo Koo|

Global Asia, 2006
We argue here that the traditional institutional order in East Asia has come under heavy strain in the wake of three key shocks and their aftermath: the end of the Cold War, the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98, and the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Undermining the WTO? The Rise of Preferential Trading Arrangements

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

Building a Northeast Asian Community, Volume II, 2006
In the post-World War II era until the early 1990s, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) remained the primary approach to trade liberalization, with the most significant exception being the formation and evolution of a customs union in Europe.

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Bilateral Trade Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

Bilateral Trade Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific, 2006
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region increasingly fear that multilateral trade forums such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) cannot always effectively hammer out the terms of global trade liberalization.

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