Most Recent Publications
China-Russia Relations: Strategic Implications and U.S. Policy Options
This report provides an overview of the scope and implications of China-Russia relations, explains why Sino-Russian cooperation against U.S. interests has increased during the past decade, assesses key determinants, and examines U.S. policy options.
Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia after the Reform Period
Leonard C. Sebastian, Emirza Adi Syailendra and Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki
Leonard C. Sebastian, Emirza Adi Syailendra, and Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki address civil-military relations in Indonesia by examining the creeping renewal of military involvement in national policy implementation and the key drivers that contribute to this trend.
The Impact of Sanctions on North Korea
Rüdiger Frank, Sung-Yoon Lee, Catherine Jones, Justin V. Hastings, Roberta Cohen and Robert Huish
UN sanctions now target approximately 90% of North Korea’s publicly reported exports. In this roundtable, Rüdiger Frank, Sung-Yoon Lee, Catherine Jones, Justin V. Hastings, Roberta Cohen, and Robert Huish present a range of different perspectives on the impact that sanctions are having on North Korea and whether they will be successful in convincing the Kim regime to commit to the path of denuclearization.
Michael J. Green's By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783
Stephen G. Brooks, Kurt M. Campbell, Rush Doshi, Michael J. Green, James R. Holmes, Adam P. Liff and Ashley J. Tellis
Book Review Roundtable
Michael Green’s By More Than Providence broadly explores the history of U.S. grand strategy in the Asia-Pacific since U.S.-Asia relations began in 1783. Reviewers Kurt Campbell, Rush Doshi, James Holmes, Ashley Tellis, Adam Liff, and Stephen Brooks discuss the relevance of Green’s historical work and the insights it provides for the future of U.S. grand strategy.
The Future of Asia’s Natural Gas Market: The Need for a Regional LNG Hub
In this advance Asia Policy release, Leslie Palti-Guzman (GasVista) examines how the LNG market functions in Asia and presents the case for developing a regional trading hub. She argues that a hub would not only improve the efficiency of the Asian gas market but also enhance energy security and facilitate greener economic development, among other benefits.
Japan’s Return to Great Power Politics: Abe’s Restoration
Kenneth B. Pyle
This essay explains how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is engineering a seismic shift in Japan’s foreign policy from a postwar position of dependence and subordination in the U.S.-led order to a proactive and independent role, which in the uncertain regional environment is likely to gain increasing popular support.
Kazakhstan at a Crossroads
Charles J. Sullivan
This essay examines Kazakhstan’s latest economic modernization campaign, highlights its shortcomings, and proposes how the West could assist the country’s ruling elite in carrying out reforms to complement the modernization process.
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Contending Visions of the Regional Order in East Asia
Bhubhindar Singh, Yuen Foong Khong, Feng Zhang, Takashi Terada, Xinquan Tu, Yue Lyu, Hideshi Tokuchi, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Andrew Carr, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Tran Viet Thai
This roundtable examines the tensions between U.S. and Chinese visions of regional order in East Asia from the perspective of nations in the region.