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April 2018

Frédéric Grare’s India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry

Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta, Deepa M. Ollapally, Andrew Small and Frédéric Grare

Book Review Roundtable

Essays by Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta, Deepa M. Ollapally, and Andrew Small on Frédéric Grare’s recent book India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry are followed by a response from the author.

April 2018

Avoiding U.S.-China Competition Is Futile: Why the Best Option Is to Manage Strategic Rivalry

Timothy R. Heath and William R. Thompson

Articles

This article argues that the structural drivers of U.S.-China competition are too deep to resolve through cooperative engagement and that policymakers must instead accept the reality of strategic rivalry and aim to manage it at a lower level of intensity.

April 2018

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

Roundtables

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.

April 2018

Japan’s Return to Great Power Politics: Abe’s Restoration

Kenneth B. Pyle

Special Essay

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.

April 2018

Kazakhstan at a Crossroads

Charles J. Sullivan

Essays

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.

March 2018

Exploring the Context for Innovation Policy in Japan and South Korea

Sean Connell

Reports

This essay explores Japan’s and South Korea’s national innovation systems, considers potential implications for the two countries’ economic policy agendas, and examines related areas for engagement with the U.S. that could enhance national and global environments for innovation.

March 2018

The Unique Challenges for Life Science Innovation in Asia

Benjamin Shobert

Reports

This essay examines several short-term challenges to life science innovation in Asia and offers recommendations for balancing domestic political needs and innovation in a way that maximizes access to healthcare while controlling expenditures.

March 2018

Improving Population Health in the Era of Superaging: Japan’s Challenges and Opportunities

Shuhei Nomura and Kenji Shibuya

Reports

This essay examines the changing characteristics of the burden of disease in Japan and provides recommendations for national and local policymakers to improve public health in a rapidly aging population.

February 2018

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

Roy Kamphausen, John S. Park, Ryo Sahashi and Alison Szalwinski

Reports

This report situates the U.S.-ROK-Japan relationship in the context of the scholarly literature on trilateralism and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening trilateral cooperation in four key areas: regional security, nontraditional security, energy security, and space and cybersecurity.

February 2018

Reconstructing Taiwan's Military Strategy: Achieving Forward Defense through Multi-Domain Deterrence

David An

Reports

This report identifies the drivers of Taiwan’s military strategy and examines this strategy in the context of the threat posed to the island by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and other key challenges.

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