While political and strategic considerations may push the UK to prioritise speed over substance when it comes to accession negotiations, this strategy may well pay off if joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is seen as a starting point for greater commercial diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific.
The UN Security Council is meeting today to discuss the military coup in Myanmar. There is plenty of condemnation from Western countries, but more nuanced reactions from Myanmar’s immediate neighbours.
As the UK considers an engagement strategy with the Indo-Pacific after Brexit, the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative offers a chance to build a free-trade bloc amongst ‘like-minded nations’ and deepen strategic ties in the region.
At this joint RUSI Under 35's Forum/Young China Watcher's Event, Carrie Gracie, China Editor, BBC News, will be discussing the 19th Party Congress, what this means for China and address reporting on...