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Towards Reiwa Political Reform — An Analysis of the Consequences of Japan’s Political Funding Issue

Posted on: 14 Jan 2024

In this paper, Naoki Takiguchi (Senior Programme Manager / Political Analyst for Country Programme Japan of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung) analyzes Japan’s political funding scandal, providing personal insights and observations, as well as his own thoughts on the future for political reform in the Reiwa era.

“The Civic Canvas: Highlighting Youth Perspectives” — Selected Essays from the 2023 SEASAT Youth Camp

Posted on: 20 Nov 2023

Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) are delighted to present “The Civic Canvas: Highlighting Youth Perspectives”, a series composed of half a dozen essays written by emerging young leaders who participated in this year’s Southeast Asia-South Asia-Taiwan (SEASAT) Youth Camp.

Consolidated Publication: The Making of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)

Posted on: 08 Nov 2023

The IPEF Discussion Papers represent the diverse perspectives and viewpoints offered by scholars in each of the IPEF member countries. The collection includes contributions from various disciplines such as economics, political science, international relations, and others. This interdisciplinary approach enriches our understanding of the depth and breadth of the emerging Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

Analysis of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity for Fiji

Posted on: 13 Oct 2023

This paper discusses the implications of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) for

Engaging and Path-Finding: A Singapore Perspective on the IPEF

Posted on: 12 Oct 2023

The paper discusses the strategic and economic reasons of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
for Prosperity (IPEF) from a Singaporean perspective.

Vietnam and the IPEF: Negotiating Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges

Posted on: 06 Oct 2023

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of Vietnam’s economic development and its potential
participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

Philippine Perspective on the IPEF Agreement

Posted on: 05 Oct 2023

This paper aims to contribute to the discussion through the identification
of anticipated outputs of the IPEF; an assessment of the possible challenges to ratification and
implementation of the IPEF; and prospects of the IPEF’s engagement with Europe in the foreseeable

The Republic of Korea and the IPEF

Posted on: 29 Sep 2023

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) was announced as newly elected President Yoonbegan a tilt towards the United States (US), endorsing it as a chance to write rules and not takethem. Extensive consultations between business and ministries ensured that each Pillar wasexamined, but showed little evidence of rule writing until May 2023. The Korean Ministry of […]

The EU, the Indo-Pacific and the US-led IPEF: Which Way Forward?

Posted on: 28 Sep 2023

The paper provides a European Union (EU) perspective on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Indonesia’s Perspective on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)

Posted on: 27 Sep 2023

This paper provides an analysis of the Indonesian perspective on joining the Indo-Pacific Economic
Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).