Nong Hong (ICAS) assesses the outlook and challenges for U.S.-China relations in the South China Sea based on the first month of the Trump administration. While Hong finds reasons to be concerned, she argues against excessive pessimism.
Nick Bisley (La Trobe University) analyzes the major elements of Australian strategic culture and argues that emerging trends suggest a growing rift between Australia's strategic elite and the public that could pose future challenges for the U.S.-Australia alliance.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent meeting with President Donald Trump underscores the critical importance of the U.S. alliances with South Korea and Japan. This report from a recent workshop examines challenges and promising areas for the three countries to address emerging traditional and nontraditional threats.
Leading experts analyze key U.S. relationships in Asia—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identify critical current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.
On February 27, 2017, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (The IP Commission) released an update that provides a new assessment of the problem and details progress to date on recommendations from the 2013 IP Commission Report. The IP Commission was supported by unrestricted funding provided by NBR and its Slade Gorton International Policy Center. Commission members include Gov. Jon Huntsman, Adm. Dennis Blair, and Sen. Slade Gorton. Read the report update at www.IPCommission.org.
A presentation on the future of the U.S.-South Korea Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and its impact on nonproliferation in Northeast Asia will feature keynote speaker Thomas M. Countryman (former United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation) and a Q&A session moderated by John Park (Harvard University).
The January 2017 issue of Asia Policy features expert commentary on U.S. bilateral relationships in Asia; North Korea’s foreign relations, nuclear development, and sanctions; Japan’s maritime security; and corruption in China.
On March 16, NBR Senior Associate Benjamin Shobert testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the hearing on "China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology." Read his prepared remarks and view the video.
Top experts examine shifts in global oil and LNG market outlooks, the geopolitical implications for the Asia-Pacific, and options for strengthening energy and environmental policy across the region in this new NBR Special Report.
Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center) discusses the key drivers and constraints of India’s foreign policy toward its neighbors, and particularly the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Yu Nagatomi (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) speaks on the future of Japan's energy transition in the context of government efforts to promote renewables and electricity market deregulation.
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