NAGY, Stephen R.

   Senior Associate Professor

   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Date 2016/01/15
Presentation Theme Security in the Asia-Pacific, the TPP and Ramifications for India: Linking Norms, Security and Trade
Conference ‘India’s Integration with Asia-Pacific: Economic and Strategic Aspects’Date: 14-15 January 2016Organized by: Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore
Promoters Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Speech (Invitation/Special)
Contribution Type Individual
Invited Invited
Location Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore
Researchers and Co-Researchers Stephen Robert NAGY
Details The TPP represents a challenge to East Asian economic integration while for India; the TPP represents a strategic opportunity at the economic, political and
security level. Linking North America, South America and participating countries East Asia (including New Zealand and Australia), the TPP reorients trade relations across the Asia-Pacific instead of a China-centered economic
integration model. By bolstering transpacific trade and in particular through the South China Sea, this paper argues that the TPP anchors TPP members economically and security-wise to the region. This buttressing of economic and security commitments to the region contributes to a multilateralization of the common goods associated with the South China Sea while increasing the stakes for countries interested in changing the status quo or engaging in assertive behaviour. This paper investigates the economic and security ramifications of the TPP and APEC from the perspective of India.