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January 2018

Stability Through Unity: The vital role of the U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relationship

On January 29, 2018, the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association (FACSA) and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) held an informational briefing on the trilateral relationship between the United States and its key allies in Northeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

January 2018

Gorton Center Discussion Series Presents: Statespersonship from the Governor's Mansion - A New Role for the States?

The Gorton Center held its fifth annual Statespersonship series luncheon in conjunction with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center on Monday, January 16, 2018. A bipartisan panel of former Washington governors to discuss their views and personal experiences in governing the state, and how the balance of power and leadership between state governments and the federal government may be changing.

January 2018

Symposium to Honor the Legacy of Senator Slade Gorton

In honor of Senator Slade Gorton's lifetime of service to the people of Washington State and to celebrate Senator Gorton's 90th birthday, the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the University of Washington School of Law hosted a symposium to highlight the Senator's career in public service.

December 2017

China's Growing Energy and Geopolitical Impact in Xi Jinping's New Era

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, NBR hosted a public panel discussion on “China’s Growing Energy and Geopolitical Impact in Xi Jinping’s New Era.”

December 2017

Roundtable: Japan and the Retreat of the American World Order

On December 5, 2017, the Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asia Studies hosted a private roundtable discussion in Seattle attended by a select group of scholars, business leaders, diplomats, and military officers.

November 2017

Managing Strategic Competition in Asia

On November 15, 2017, NBR held a discussion on developing U.S. national security strategies for the Asia Pacific to mark the release of the seventeenth volume in the Strategic Asia series: Strategic Asia 2017-18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific.

July 2017

Nontraditional Security Concerns in Southeast Asia

NBR convened a roundtable discussion on July 20, 2017, in our Washington, D.C., office with the goal of highlighting less commonly discussed security concerns and areas for potential U.S. engagement.

June 2017

A New Era in U.S.-Korea Relations? What to Expect from the Trump-Moon Summit

On June 26, 2017, NBR and the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association (FACSA) held a timely, informational briefing regarding the upcoming June 29-30 meeting between President Donald Trump and President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

June 2017

Sino-U.S. Trade and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

This briefing provided congressional staffers with an understanding of changes to the trade relationship as well as details on the economic and strategic drivers of the Belt and Road Initiative and offered recommendations on how Congress might respond to these changes.

June 2017

2017 Energy Security Workshop

On June 7, 2017, NBR and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars co-hosted NBR’s thirteenth annual Energy Security Workshop, “Asia’s Energy Security and China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative."

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