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India's Space Program

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi) discusses the new security focus in India's space program and the country's primary strategic concerns in this domain.

The South China Sea Dispute

This Asia Policy roundtable examines the perspectives, positions, and rising stakes of key non-claimants in the South China Sea disputes: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, ASEAN, the European Union, and the United States.

Taiwan's Strong but Stifled Foundations of National Power

Against the background of upcoming elections, David Gitter (Defense Group Inc.) and Robert Sutter (George Washington University) examine the strengths and weaknesses that will determine Taiwan’s ability to achieve its national objectives in this report from the Strategic Asia Program.

The Paris Climate Agreement: Implications for the Asia-Pacific

Following the historic climate agreement reached at Paris, NBR prepared a fact sheet with a country-by-country analysis on what the Paris Climate Agreement means for energy and environmental challenges across the Asia-Pacific.

What to Do about North Korea

Sue Mi Terry (Bower Group Asia) examines the current U.S. approach to North Korea and considers how Washington can proactively address the threat posed by the Kim regime through taking a firmer stance against Pyongyang and collaborating more closely with regional allies.

Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific

China's strategic investments in Asia, India's foreign policy, the challenges of climate policy, and maritime disputes in the South China Sea are among the topics examined in this series from the Strategic Asia Program.

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Roundtable on U.S.-South Korea Energy Cooperation

On February 19, NBR and the Center for Energy Governance and Security of Hanyang University will co-convene a high-level roundtable on "U.S.-South Korea Energy Cooperation: Getting to a Cleaner Energy Mix" featuring presentations on energy and environmental strategies in the United States and South Korea by senior experts from both countries.

Asia Policy 21: Full Issue Free for a Limited Time

The January 2016 issue of Asia Policy features a roundtable on the South China Sea, essays on Taiwan, China, and South Korea, and a book review roundtable on Andrew Small’s The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics.

The New China-Russia-U.S. Triangle

Elizabeth Wishnick (Weatherhead East Asian Institute) analyzes the shifting dynamics of the China-Russia-U.S. triangle, arguing that shared views on global and domestic politics have driven China and Russia closer together, but that Washington should avoid direct attempts to subvert the budding partnership.

Trilateral Development in Northeast Asia: South Korea, Japan, and China

Evans Revere (Brookings Institution; Albright Stonebridge Group) provides insights into the recent trilateral summit. He assesses the current challenges confronting Northeast Asia and discusses the political and security implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Building India-U.S. Relations

Harshavardhan Neotia (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) discusses emerging areas for U.S.-India partnerships and highlights areas where policymakers from both countries have already begun to strengthen collaboration.

Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition

This new NBR Special Report examines the key energy and environmental security challenges facing Indonesia and explores strategies for promoting greater access to energy while stimulating sustainable investment.

Unpacking National Power

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) explains how the conception of national power can be usefully broken down and analyzed in terms of national resources and national performance and how the interaction of these two dimensions generates military capabilities.

2015 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit gathered key stakeholders from around the globe in Beijing to discuss outlooks for energy and environmental security and offer transnational approaches to developing market-based energy policies. Learn more and read the Summit Report.

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.

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ASEAN's Best Kept Secret:
The ASEAN Economic Community

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been confirmed to speak at "Asia’s Best Kept Secret: the ASEAN Economic Community," which will also feature U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian and other senior policy and industry leaders. NBR is proud to be a supporting partner for this event.

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NBR Research Highlighted on 60 Minutes

The 60 Minutes broadcast of "The Great Brain Robbery," an indepth look at Chinese economic espionage, featured research from the Report of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. The episode, which aired on January 17, discusses the tremendous threat that Chinese espionage poses to the U.S. economy.

Preview: The Great Brain Robbery

The Great Brain Robbery (video and full script)

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in the Asia-Pacific

The latest volume in the Strategic Asia series examines how the region's major powers are building their national power as geopolitical competition intensifies. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes a country’s economic, technological, human, and natural resources and assesses how well its political system translates those capabilities into military and diplomatic power.

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