M. Taylor Fravel (MIT) explains for the Maritime Awareness Project why the Chinese interception of a U.S. Navy underwater drone in the South China Sea has little to do with legal claims at sea.
Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center) discusses the key drivers and constraints of India’s foreign policy toward its neighbors, and particularly the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Read a summary of this December 14 public discussion, which examined how a range of factors shape energy security outlooks in the Asia-Pacific and marked the launch of NBR's twelfth annual Energy Security Report.
Nick Bisley (La Trobe University) analyzes the major elements of Australian strategic culture and argues that emerging trends suggest a growing rift between Australia's strategic elite and the public that could pose future challenges for the U.S.-Australia relationship.
On December 6, NBR President Richard J. Ellings testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing on "Step or Stumble: The Obama Administration's Pivot to Asia."
C. Christine Fair (Georgetown University) analyzes four key concepts undergirding the Pakistan Army’s strategic culture and considers the implications for U.S. and Indian efforts to manage the threat from Pakistan.
Leading experts analyze key U.S. relationships in Asia—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identify the most critical current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad. This is an Asia Policy advance release.
Steven M. Goldstein (Harvard University) analyzes Taiwan’s strategic culture and argues that the island’s perception of its own orphan status is central to how Taiwan defines its place in the international system.
Top experts examine shifts in global oil and LNG market outlooks, the geopolitical implications for the Asia-Pacific, and options for strengthening energy and environmental policy across the region in this new NBR Special Report.
Countries across Asia are looking to reform (and often, ultimately eliminate) many forms of subsidies, while simultaneously maintaining their commitments to addressing energy poverty. Vandana Hari (Vanda Insights) discusses the complexities of ongoing fuel-pricing reforms across the region and the implications for global oil market outlooks.
Strategic Asia 2016-17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific examines how the region’s major powers view international politics and the use of military force. Purchase the PDF or order the paperback.
Ahead of the release of Strategic Asia 2016–17 in November, NBR spoke with Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), who explains the importance of strategic culture for understanding international relations, discusses the volume’s main findings, and assesses some of the implications for U.S. policy in Asia.
Ian Hall (Griffith University) explains why India remains restrained in its international behavior even as its economic and military power continue to grow. His chapter "The Persistence of Nehruvianism in India’s Strategic Culture" appears in Strategic Asia 2016–17.
Yu Nagatomi (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) speaks on the future of Japan's energy transition in the context of government efforts to promote renewables and electricity market deregulation.
Christopher A. Ford (U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee) discusses the idiosyncratic characteristics of Chinese strategic culture. His chapter "Realpolitik with Chinese Characteristics: Chinese Strategic Culture and the Modern Communist Party-State" appears in Strategic Asia 2016–17.
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