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China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay
Yan Sun, David Bachman, Nicholas Calcina Howson and Minxin Pei
Book Review Roundtable
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Minxin Pei’s China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay features three review essays followed by an response from the author.
Assessing U.S.-Asia Relations in a Time of Transition
David Shambaugh, Sheila A. Smith, Sue Mi Terry, Richard C. Bush, Kimberly Marten, Ashley J. Tellis, Teresita C. Schaffer, Brian Harding and Michael Clarke
Bilateral relationships in Asia present major opportunities and challenges for the new U.S. administration. This roundtable contains nine essays analyzing key U.S. relationships in the region—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identifying the most salient current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.
The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Regional Perspectives on a Nuclear-Free Peninsula
Chung-in Moon, Ren Xiao, Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Van Jackson and Andrei Lankov
The United States and East Asian states have tried various methods to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but no successful formula has emerged. This Asia Policy roundtable contains five essays that examine the relationships between North Korea and China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States and assess the prospects for denuclearization.
The Failure of Maritime Sanctions Enforcement against North Korea
This article examines the ineffectiveness of current sanctions on marine traffic into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) by identifying four weaknesses that allow traffic there to continue: flags of convenience, misidentification or false registration, offshore ownership, and shell-firm owners, managers, and insurers.
Asia’s LNG Prospects: Finally Entering a Golden Age
This essay examines the competitiveness of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the fast-evolving Asian natural gas market and assesses key trends observed over the past two years, the demand response to a lower-price environment, and the implications of sustained competitive LNG prices for Asia’s long-term energy mix.
Asia: A Geopolitical Beneficiary of the New Energy Environment
Meghan L. O’Sullivan
This essay examines the implications of the shift from perceived scarcity to abundance in global energy supplies for the geopolitics of Asia and the region’s interactions with the broader international scene.
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Introduction: Asia’s Energy Security amid Global Market Change
Mikkal E. Herberg and Clara Gillispie
In this NBR Special Report, 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.