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May 14, 2021
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World Bank and IHS Markit report highlights large efficiency gaps between world’s key container ports. LONDON, 2021—Asian container ports are the most efficient in the world, dominating the Top 50 spots according to the new global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) launched by the World Bank and IHS Markit. The report scored ports against different […]Continue Reading
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Fifteen countries have formed the world’s largest trading bloc, covering nearly a third of the global economy. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is made up of 10 Southeast Asian countries, as well as South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The pact is seen as an extension of China’s influence in the region. […]Continue Reading
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Sometimes political orders break apart. But beware the dangers of what comes next. By Stephen M. Walt Whenever political and social upheaval occurs, William Butler Yeats’s famous poem “The Second Coming” (1919) immediately springs to mind. Are we at a moment in history where, “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed […]Continue Reading
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Debates about national security and the global economy are merging into a single debate about relative national power. Such developments raise an obvious question—if considerations of national security and industrial self-sufficiency are so important, then why has free trade ever existed at all? The answer is that free trade is something of a historical aberration; […]Continue Reading