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China's New Arctic Policy: Legal Questions and Practical Challenges

Nong Hong (ICAS) analyzes China's new Arctic policy, weighing the legal, environmental, and economic factors that will shape future Chinese activity in the far north.

How the United States Influences Russia-China Relations

Robert Sutter (George Washington University) identifies both "drivers" of the Sino-Russian partnership and "brakes" on a closer relationship and considers the consequences of Sino-Russian cooperation for the United States.

The KORUS FTA and U.S. Trade Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

Charles Boustany Jr. and Clara Gillispie explore what is at stake in the Korea-U.S. FTA renegotiations and discuss key considerations for sustaining U.S. economic competitiveness and leadership in the Asia-Pacific.

Re-examining Critical Links between Taiwan and Southeast Asia

As the Tsai administration implements its New Southbound Policy, this briefing series explores the traditional and nontraditional dimensions of Taiwan's strategic ties with Southeast Asia and how these links are evolving in the absence of formal diplomatic relations.

The Strategic Implications of Russia-China Relations

This roundtable offers regional perspectives on the implications that heightened Sino-Russian cooperation might have for the global system as well as on what closer Sino-Russian cooperation means for neighboring countries in Central and Northeast Asia.

Can Vietnam's Military Stand Up to China in the South China Sea?

Derek Grossman (RAND) argues that Washington and Hanoi should deepen their burgeoning defense partnership and seek specific areas of cooperation in the defense and military spheres to ensure that Vietnam stands a better chance in a significant military confrontation with China. 

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The Outlook for Asia's LNG Market

Leslie Palti-Guzman (Rapidan Energy Group) discusses the impact of Chinese demand for LNG, the outlook for markets in South Asia, South Korea's proposal to phase out nuclear energy, and challenges to constructing the infrastructure needed to support growing LNG demand.

China and the Strategic Imperative for the United States

Charles W. Boustany Jr. and Richard J. Ellings examine the implications of China's rise and call on the U.S. to address the domestic bases for national power and to reassume a leadership role in Asia by executing a grand strategy that is fully cognizant of political, historical, economic, and strategic realities.

The Case for U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Strengths and Limitations

A new NBR Special Report on the U.S.-ROK-Japan relationship examines several case studies of trilateralism and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening trilateral cooperation in four key areas: regional security, nontraditional security, energy security, and the emerging domains of space and cybersecurity.

Reconstructing Taiwan's Military Strategy

In a new report from the Strategic Asia Program, David An (Global Taiwan Institute) examines the drivers of Taiwan’s military strategy. He argues that this strategy is designed first and foremost to deal with the threat posed by China and has evolved to encompass not only "resolute defense" but also "multi-domain deterrence."

Asia’s Energy Security and China's Belt and Road Initiative

This NBR Special Report examines the enormous range of China’s activities under the Belt and Road Initiative and analyzes the implications for the Eurasian continental and maritime energy environment.

Nadège Rolland Testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

On January 25, NBR Senior Fellow Nadège Rolland spoke on Panel I: Mercantilism with Chinese Characteristics: Creating Markets and Cultivating Influence at the USCC hearing "China's Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later." Read her prepared remarks and access the video.

Admiral Dennis C. Blair Testifies before the House Financial Services Committee

On Tuesday, January 9, Admiral Dennis C. Blair testified at a public hearing before the Financial Services Committee on "Evaluating CFIUS: Challenges Posed by a Changing Global Economy." Read his prepared remarks and view the webcast.

Next Steps toward Allied Energy Security

Jeremy Maxie (Strategika Group Asia Pacific) and Tatsuo Masuda (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business; FairCourt Capital) highlight important initiatives of economic statecraft among the United States, Japan, and South Korea that have the potential to reshape energy security and geoeconomics in the Indo-Pacific region.

Intersecting Political, Ethnic, and Religious Realities in Myanmar

The response of the Myanmar government to a variety of domestic issues and the increasing violence in Rakhine State has drawn sharp criticism from the international community. Matthew J. Walton (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford) discusses the complexity of the intersecting political, ethnic, and religious realities in the country.

The IP Commission has released a new set of policy recommendations as the Trump administration considers appropriate actions in its Section 301 investigation of China's involvement in the theft of American IP and forced technology transfer.

Read the recommendations.

"We urge the administration to adopt these recommendations and place the protection of our nation's intellectual property at the top of U.S. national security concerns, starting with overhauling CFIUS [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States]."

Co-chair of the IP Commission

"We must establish a strong, coordinated national strategy to combat the theft of our nation's intellectual property. The United States' past policy responses have been too slow, too weak, and too unstructured to stop the hemorrhaging of our intellectual property to foreign entities seeking to capitalize from our hard work, research, discoveries, and inventions."

Executive Director of the IP Commission

The IP Commission was supported by unrestricted funding provided by NBR and its Slade Gorton International Policy Center.

NBR is pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy. The Center will provide ongoing outreach to leaders from both industry and policy, especially on Capitol Hill.

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Maritime Awareness Project (MAP)

In partnership with Sasakawa USA, NBR has launched an innovative platform for analyses and data on maritime security that combines interactive mapping technology with analyses from leading maritime experts.

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