A post-TPP world: play time is over (Andrew Carr, The Strategist)

The contest for the future of the Asia–Pacific is often treated by analysts and participants as a two-player game. The US and China are trying to ‘lead’ and the ‘winner’ will be the country that can ultimately control the most rules and other players in the system at some unspecified point in the future.

The Madrid Protocol at 25: stay the course (Tony Press, The Strategist)

On 4 October 1991, the Parties to the Antarctic Treaty met in Madrid, Spain to sign the ‘Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty’. The Madrid Protocol, as it’s commonly known, put in place an indefinite ban on mining in Antarctica. The treaty came into effect in 1998.