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April 2016

The Dilemma Confronting the U.S.-Thailand Relationship

Pavin Chachavalpongpun

NBR Analysis Brief

Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University) assesses the current outlook for U.S.-Thailand relations amid moves by the military government to strengthen ties with China. He argues that the United States risks losing influence in Southeast Asia if democratic reforms fail and discusses options for the United States to pursue the goal of encouraging Thailand’s return to democracy.

April 2016

The Nuclear Security Summit

Commentary

Eunjung Lim (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) provides key takeaways from the recent Nuclear Security Summit, particularly discussions among President Barack Obama, South Korean president Park Geun-hye and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on North Korea’s nuclear program.

April 2016

Air Pollution in Indonesia

Commentary

Satya Widya Yudha (House of Representatives, Indonesia) discusses the causes and severe costs of air pollution in Indonesia and outlines policy prescriptions for improving emissions outlooks and combatting climate change.

April 2016

Priming the Pump: Applying Lessons Learned from High-Tech Innovation to the Life Sciences in China

Benjamin Shobert

Essays

This essay explores parallels between China’s approaches to clean technology and the life science sector in order to better understand the potential impact of Chinese innovation on the development of the global life science industry.

April 2016

Life Science Innovation in China

Joseph Wong and Xiaoru Fei

Essays

This essay examines China’s advances in the life science sector, discussing key aspects of China's innovation ecosystem and the supportive role played by the government.

March 2016

Advancing U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

Expert Brief

Daniel Sneider (Stanford University) analyzes the foundations and future of the trilateral relationship from a U.S. perspective, highlighting the critical role the United States has played in mediating tensions between South Korea and Japan.

March 2016

The Future of U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A Japanese Perspective

Policy Brief

Yoshihide Soeya, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Faculty of Law of Keio University, reflects on U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral relationship from a Japanese perspective.

March 2016

Relocating Trilateralism in a Broader Regional Architecture: A South Korean Perspective

Policy Brief

Yul Sohn, Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies and Professor of International and Japanese Political Economy at Yonsei University in Seoul, reflects on the U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral relationship from a South Korean perspective.

March 2016

The New Sanctions Regime against North Korea and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Policy Q&A

David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, examines the new sanctions imposed on North Korea and their implications for U.S. policy.

March 2016

Rising to the Challenge of Energy Security

Commentary

Tom Cutler (Cutler International, LLC) and Clara Gillispie (NBR) consider how the United States, China, and India are individually responding to energy security challenges, and where collective action could better advance all three countries' shared interests.

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