Every year, illegal goods trading and narcotics smuggling generate billions of dollars of illicit financial flows within Southeast Asia. Methamphetamine seizures alone hit an all-time high in 2021, reaching
On September 8 and 9, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai hosted counterparts from 13 countries in Los Angeles for the first minister-level negotiations on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).
September 12, 2022 From New Perspectives on Asia Nowhere is the dark side of fishing more illicit or mysterious than in North Korean waters. Approximately one third of China’s distant-water fleet is involved—but most of them are never caught.
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| Danielle Fallin, Karen Lee From New Perspectives on Asia Global efforts to diversify supply chains combined with the drive to adopt green technology have left an opportunity for EV production ripe for the taking, especially in Southeast Asia.
There is no unified "Latin American" view on China, but most countries in the region benefit from trading with China. Washington's efforts to push them to pick sides would likely backfire if they don't go beyond a "democracies VS. autocracies" formulation.