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Myanmar: What Is Next for Business Engagement?

In this new commentary, Erin Murphy and James Clad draw on their extensive knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region to offer unique insight into what’s to come for foreign business engagement in Myanmar.

India’s Challenges for Healthcare, Innovation, and Public Policy

Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School and Pritzker School of Medicine) offers insights into efforts to strengthen India’s healthcare sector and discusses how U.S.-India collaboration can facilitate the innovation needed to achieve the Modi administration’s ambitious targets.

Building Strategic Trust in the U.S.-China Relationship

Paul Haenle (Carnegie-Tsinghua) discusses the role of strategic trust in the U.S.-China relationship in light of the upcoming meeting between President Obama and President Xi on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Beijing.

East Asia Summit: Previewing President Obama’s Trip to Myanmar

This commentary analyzes the potential impact President Obama’s trip to Myanmar will have on the future of the United States’ Myanmar policy and relations between the two countries.

High-Tech Standards Wars, Mobile Communications, and China’s Strategies

Tomoo Marukawa (University of Tokyo) examines the global competition to dominate standards for mobile communications. He reviews the history of competition, the impact of technological advancements, and how Chinese strategies fit into this changing picture.

Strategic Assistance: Disaster Relief and Asia-Pacific Stability

A collaborative initiative between NBR and the Japan Center for International Exchange seeks to develop a more coordinated, strategic bilateral approach to humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Asia. Learn more about the project and read a report summarizing initial findings.

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U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power.

China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

China has emerged as the world’s single largest energy consumer. In this NBR Special Report, four senior energy and geopolitical specialists examine China's energy security strategies and assess how the country is affecting market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific.

Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific: Course Reader

This special collection of essays from leading experts, selected from previous NBR publications, provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the trends and challenges shaping the energy security outlook for the Asia-Pacific and the world.

2014 Pacific Energy Forum Report: New Frontiers in Trans-Pacific Energy Trade

The 2014 Pacific Energy Forum convened leading experts from Asia, the United States, and Canada in Seattle, Washington to assess the key policy questions that North America and Asia face in determining the future trans-Pacific energy relationship. The report presents the main arguments from Forum discussions.

Behind North Korea's Recent Outreach: A View From Seoul

As North and South Korea are scheduled to resume high-level talks on October 30, Ki-Young Sung (Korea Institute for National Unification)urges Seoul to look at Pyongyang's underlying intentions. He presents guidelines for Seoul to take advantage of this opportunity for improved inter-Korean relations.

Adapting to a New Energy Era

Soaring Asian energy demand and declining North American import needs have fundamentally altered the markets for oil and gas, with nearly all of the Middle East’s supplies now directed to Asia. In this Special Report, leading specialists examine these trends and draw implications for the Asia-Pacific.

Upcoming Event


Tuesday, December 2
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Naval Heritage Center, U.S. Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C.

The public launch event for the 2014-15 Strategic Asia volume, U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power, will feature a keynote address by Dr. Evan S. Medeiros, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council.

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