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July 2018

Michael J. Green's By More than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

Stephen G. Brooks, Kurt 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.

May 2018

The Future of Asia’s Natural Gas Market: The Need for a Regional LNG Hub

Leslie Palti-Guzman

Articles

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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