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Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga: It's Time for India to Join APEC

n Indian technician checks mobile phones at the Chinese Celkon Manufacturing plant at Medchal Mandal in the Rangareddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 26, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.

Interview: Times of India Editor on Modi's Foreign Policy, One Year In

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on as he arrives at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. (Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images)
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Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.

Opinion: What the Senate's Latest Vote Reveals About Its Stance on Trade

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) turns away after a news conference at the Capitol May 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. The legislators held a news conference with small business owners from Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky to discuss trade and
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America’s trade partners exhaled a collective sigh of relief last week with the Senate's approval of Trade Promotion Authority.

Opinion: Behind the Latest Setback for Obama's Trade Agenda, and Why It's Surprising

People protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gather as US President Barack Obama attends a fund raiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Sentinel Hotel May 7, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Senate vote, backers of a Trans-Pacific Partnership had won key support in Washington and abroad. What went wrong?

Asia-Pacific Trade in 2014: A Year of Hedging Bets and Weaving Intricate Webs

Leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership take part in a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on November 10, 2014. From left: Vietnam’s Vu Hu Hoang, U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman, U.S. President Barack Obama, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Singapore’s Ow Foong Pheng. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)
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Shom Sen, a former Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, assesses major developments in Asia-Pacific trade negotiations and agreements and their implications for regional relations.

Can Xi and Modi Establish an Economic Partnership? Experts Share Their Views

This photo taken on September 10, 2014 shows gantry cranes lined up at the new Chinese-majority owned Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) in Colombo. China's president kicked off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a US$1.4 billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track, all just 250 kilometres (150 miles) from India's coast.
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Ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to India beginning Sep. 17, we asked experts for their views on how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might enhance economic relations between China and India amid broader geopolitical issues.

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

Lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Pact

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, on Capitol Hill, June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Lee Loong is on a six-day working visit to Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with ASPI, examines the impact of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement on its tenth anniversary and considers what it might mean for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

How New Geopolitical Risks Are Shaping Asia’s Business Landscape

Chinese nationals disembark from the passenger vessel Wuzhishan after the ship arrived at the Xiuying Port on May 20, 2014 in Haikou, China. The first group of violence-stricken Chinese workers, 989 in total, arrived at Xiuying Port from Vietnam to escape rioters protesting against a Chinese oil rig that was erected in an area of the South China Sea that they believe to be Vietnamese territory. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, looks at how businesses can better manage risks arising from tensions within Asia.