November 9, 2018
| Amy Searight, Matthew P. Goodman, William Alan ReinschThere are some key reasons why we think the president’s absence matters. As Woody Allen said, “80 percent of success is showing up,” and nowhere is that more true than Southeast Asia, as CSIS experts Amy Searight, Matthew Goodman, William Reinsch write in their CQ piece.
The CPTPP represents a significant step toward closer trade and investment linkages in the Asia-Pacific region and sets new, high standards for regional commerce. Its eventual ratificaction will likely yield positive and negative ramifications for U.S. economic interests.
This year’s meeting will be held between January 23 and 26 and has attracted extra attention with the attendance of Donald Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend Davos since 2000, and following on last year’s high-profile attendance by Chinese president...