VIDEO: Indo-Pacific Security and the RCEP Trade Pact – Paul Buchanan & Selwyn Manning discuss

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VIDEO: Paul G. Buchanan and Selwyn Manning will go LIVE at 1pm (NZDST) , that’s 7pm (US EST) to present A View from Afar.

Topics to discuss this week include how security/defence and trade deals don’t always go hand in hand. Specifically:

* On Security, China is alone in the Western Pacific as the USA, India, Australia and other ASEAN states take part in naval security exercises in the Arabian Sea.

* On Trade, China has signed up, as have most ASEAN states plus Japan, Australia and New Zealand into the RCEP (or Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. But India rejected the deal.

* Multilaterally, is the BRICS bloc dead in the water?

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