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Russia’s Arctic Dreams Have Chinese Characteristics

Jeremy Maxie (Longview Global Advisors) and David Slayton (Hoover Institution) examine Russia’s growing Arctic ambitions and assess China’s geopolitical and economic role in shaping Russia’s strategic environment.

Addressing Challenges in the Maritime Commons

On September 26, Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U. S. Chief of Naval Operations and current NBR Shali Chair holder, moderated a panel discussion on global maritime security issues with an international group of navy chiefs and commanders. Listen to the audio and read a summary.

China's One Belt, One Road Initiative and the Sino-Russian Entente

To better understand the nuances of the developing relationship between Russia and China, NBR spoke with Alexander Gabuev (Carnegie Moscow Center) about Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to China, a natural gas agreement signed in May 2014, and long-term prospects for the Sino-Russian entente.

The Role of Transportation in the Future of Urban Developing Asia

In a working paper commissioned for the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit, Srikanth Shastry and Madhav Pai (Word Resources Institute) examine the role of dominant transportation technologies in managing the mobility needs of differently sized cities in India and draw implications that apply to other countries in developing Asia.

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Strategic Asia 2016-17: Free Executive Brief Now Available

Strategic Asia 2016-17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific (forthcoming November 2016) examines how the region’s major powers view international politics and the use of military force. Read the Executive Brief to learn more about the volume and pre-order the book to receive a special 30% discount.

NBR's Mikkal Herberg Testifies on Capitol Hill

On September 8, Mikkal Herberg (NBR) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, on "Asia’s Growing Hunger for Energy." Read his prepared remarks.

Roy Kamphausen Participates in CCTV News Debate on the Future of the Asia-Pacific

On October 13, NBR's Roy D. Kamphausen joined a special CCTV News debate at the 7th annual Xiangshan Forum in Beijing to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific. Participating on a panel representing various regional perspectives, Roy addressed questions from "challengers" on topics ranging from the dynamics of U.S. security alliances to tensions in the South China Sea.

U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U.S. chief of naval operations, discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation

In this new NBR Special Report, experts from the United States, South Korea, and Japan offer critical insights into both the past and future of trilateral cooperation and provide recommendations for leaders in all three nations on how to move the relationship forward.

China's Evolving Approach to Economic Diplomacy

What role have trade and investment played in restraining U.S.-China tensions? Timothy Heath (RAND) looks at China's approach to economic diplomacy since the global financial crisis.

Securitizing the TPP in Japan: Policymaking Structure and Discourse

What are the strategic and geopolitical benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Aurelia George Mulgan (University of New South Wales) measures the level of "securitization" of the TPP in Japan’s national politics and identifies the broader benefits Japanese leaders see accruing from participation.

Russia and the New World Disorder

Russia seeks to regain its great-power status but faces a number of significant hurdles. In this book review roundtable, essays by Kimberly Marten, Agnia Grigas, Charles E. Ziegler, , followed by a response essay by author Bobo Lo.

A Global People's Liberation Army: Possibilities, Challenges, and Opportunities

Kirsten Gunness (Vantage Point Asia LLC) and Oriana Skylar Mastro (Georgetown University) discuss why China is developing military expeditionary capabilities, the conditions under which China may decide to use these outside East Asia, and what this means for international security.

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