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Malaysia’s Interests in the IPEF: Managing Trade Frictions and Restoring Market Access

Posted on: 21 Sep 2023

To re-engage economically with the Indo-Pacific region, United States (US) President Bidenlaunched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) in May 2022. For Malaysia,the IPEF could help restore market access to the US by relaxing Withhold Release Orders (WROs)that ban exports of companies facing forced labour allegations. Malaysia also expects that theease and frequency with […]

IPEF: An Indian Perspective

Posted on: 20 Sep 2023

This paper reflects on what the IPEF means for India.

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Negotiating and Implementation Challenges for the US

Posted on: 15 Sep 2023

In this article, Stephen Olson provides valuable insights into the challenges that the implementation of the IPEF poses from a US perspective and its potential impact on US-European Union (EU) trade relations.

Impact of regional trade agreements on the IPEF

Posted on: 14 Sep 2023

In evaluating the IPEF, it’s crucial to weigh its merits against other regional trade agreements like the RCEP and the CPTPP. In her insightful article, Priyanka Kishore offers a comprehensive analysis, with a particular focus on the perspective of ASEAN countries.

The IPEF: Japan’s Economic Realism and Approachto Indo-Pacific Engagement, Resilience, and Rule-Setting

Posted on: 13 Sep 2023

This paper examines Japan’s strategic priorities pertaining to the IPEF, their connection to Japan’s relationship with China and the US, and the actions being taken for successful implementation of the IPEF.

Perspectives on IPEF from Aotearoa New Zealand

Posted on: 08 Sep 2023

This paper articulates the rationale behind New Zealand’s decision to join the Indo-Pacific
Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) based on a study of official documents, publicly
available submissions and other printed materials, as well as conversations with a number of

Women in Japan: Political Participation and Lessons from Germany

Posted on: 08 Sep 2023

With this event, KAS Japan intends to provide possible ideas for political parties on the introduction of gender quotas. We will illustrate the attempts made and challenges faced in introducing internal gender quotas in Germany over the course of the past few years, using the example of the Christian Democratic Union. The event will analyze the path taken by Germany’s political parties, from addressing gender issues to achieving gender equality, and will look into structures that enable women to be successfully active within their parties. 

Much Ado about Something? Australia’s Views on IPEF’s Prospects

Posted on: 07 Sep 2023

This paper by Peter Draper discusses Australian perspectives on the IPEF’s anticipated outcomes, negotiation challenges and implementation issues.

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF): Approach, Challenges and Prospects

Posted on: 06 Sep 2023

This introductory chapter, written by Amitendu Palit and Ramita Iyer, serves as an entry point to the IPEF Discussion Paper Series and offers an overview of the IPEF’s approach, challenges, and prospects.

Briefing on Economic Security Facing China

Posted on: 10 Aug 2023

On June 5, the Japan office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) had the honor of welcoming Minister-President of North-Rhine Westphalia, Hendrik Wüst, to a Briefing on Economic Security facing China. The program was divided into three expert lectures, followed by a discussion with the delegation of the state cabinet and business leaders.