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The Competitiveness of India’s States

Amit Kapoor (India Council on Competitiveness), author of the recently released India State Competitiveness Report 2015, discusses key trends, investment patterns, signs of progress, and suggestions for improvements in state-level competitiveness.

The Parameters of Japan’s New Security Legislation Are Being Framed in Africa

Jeremy Taylor looks at the African context in which the deepening of Japan’s international security posture is taking place and the role of those deployments in advancing the military normalization agenda of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

President Jokowi's Economic and Energy Reforms: A Year in Review

In the lead-up to Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s U.S. visit, NBR prepared a recap of President Jokowi’s major economic and energy reforms during his first year in office that provides context for his agenda while in the United States.

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.

The India-U.S. Maritime Relationship

The Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy recently completed Exercise Malabar, an annual joint maritime interaction in the Bay of Bengal. In light of the raised profile of the exercises, Abhijit Singh (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) reflects on the strategic fundamentals of the India-U.S. maritime partnership.

Engaging Asia 2015

On September 30, NBR hosted Engaging Asia 2015, a public discussion on how Congress should approach U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific over the coming year. Speakers included Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Matt Salmon (R-AZ). Learn more and listen to event audio.

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Strategic Asia 2015-16

Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific examines how the region's major powers are building their national power as geopolitical competition intensifies. Now available for purchase in PDF and paperback.

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.

Building a New Type of U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relationship

Major General Yao Yunzhu, director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at the PLA’s Academy of Military Science, discusses the recent positive developments in U.S.-China military-to-military relations.

Stabilizing Cybersecurity in the U.S.-China Relationship

With cyber issues sure to be high on the agenda at the upcoming presidential summit, Adam Segal (Council on Foreign Relations) examines the role of the cyber domain in U.S.-China relations and highlights areas of tension and of common interest for both sides.

Stabilizing China-U.S. Nuclear Dynamics

Writing in advance of President Xi Jinping's September 2015 U.S. visit, Wu Riqiang (Renmin University) maintains that maintaining stable nuclear relations between China and the United States is critical to both sides as well as the rest of the world.

Assessing the Sino-U.S. Strategic Interaction in the Maritime Security Domain

Christopher D. Yung (U.S. Marine Corps University) explores the maritime dynamics within the U.S.-China relationships ahead of the Obama-Xi summit.

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy

Daniel Sneider (Stanford University) examines Shinzo Abe’s recent attempts to revise Japan’s defense guidelines and considers the ramifications for key issues in the U.S.-Japan alliance, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. military interests in Okinawa.

Pakistan’s Energy Insecurity: Anatomy of a Crisis and How to Move Forward

Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center) unpacks the complexities of Pakistan’s energy problems, highlighting how shortcomings in the country’s system have led to political protests and riots and offering recommendations for public policy.

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.

2015 Energy Security Report Launch

Indonesia: A Regional Leader in Transition

Tuesday, December 1 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Join us for the launch of NBR's 2015 Energy Security Report "Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition" on Tuesday, December 1. Speakers include Mikkal E. Herberg (NBR), Alexandra Stuart (US-ASEAN Business Council), and Luluk Sumiarso (The Indonesian Institute for Clean Energy and Climate Change).

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