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June 2015

Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia

Expert Voices

May 28, 2015, NBR hosted an on-the-record media roundtable discussion in Beijing, China, as part of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit. Panelists discussed oil and gas markets in Asia, a cooperative approach to energy security, and the China-Russia relationship. Satya Widya Yudha, Indonesia House of Representatives, Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, and Mikkal Herberg, NBR, served as panelists for this session.

June 2015

The U.S. Response to China’s Military Modernization

Policy Q&A

Mark Cozad of the RAND Corporation analyzes the new defense capabilities that China has developed and their effect on U.S. interests in Asia. He maintains that Chinese military modernization has advanced even when U.S. attention was focused on Afghanistan and the Middle East and recommends robust development of U.S. military capabilities to maintain the balance of power and the United States’ leadership role in Asia.

March 2015

U.S.-China Relations: Challenges for the 114th Congress

Policy Brief

Charles Freeman III (Brookings Institution and Center for Strategic and International Studies) addresses key issues in the U.S.-China relationship and identifies specific actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

How the 114th Congress Can Advance Trade across the Pacific

Policy Brief

Derek Scissors (American Enterprise Institute) addresses four sets of trade challenges facing the 114th Congress and identifies specific actions Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

Reshaping the Rebalance: How the 114th Congress Can Advance U.S. Asia Strategy

Policy Brief

Van Jackson (Center for a New American Security and Council on Foreign Relations) addresses three strategic challenges facing U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific and identifies specific actions the 114th Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

The 114th Congress and Human Rights in East Asia

Policy Brief

Frank Jannuzi (Mansfield Foundation) addresses human rights issues in East Asia and identifies actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

Four Priorities in the Asia-Pacific for the 114th Congress

Policy Brief

NBR’s briefing series “Four Priorities in the Asia-Pacific for the 114th Congress” provides specific guidance on the most fundamental challenges facing Congress in 2015 and 2016: an outdated U.S. security strategy, serious and often overlooked human rights crises, the complicated U.S.-China relationship, and changing economic and trade realities affecting U.S. prosperity.

January 2015

Cyber Insecurity


Cyber insecurity is a major problem for the U.S. economy, national security, and foreign relations. The end of 2014 brought marginal progress on cybersecurity policy, but much more remains to be done in the 114th Congress.

September 2014

New Security Priorities for a New Decade

Slade Gorton


Senator Slade Gorton, NBR Counselor and former 9/11 Commission member, assesses the evolving national security landscape ten years after the release of the influential 9/11 Commission Report and highlights emerging security threats that policymakers need to address.

September 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Negotiations

Richard Katz

NBR Analysis Brief

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Richard Katz, editor-in-chief of the Oriental Economist Report, examines the obstacles to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He argues that failure to reach an agreement by early 2015 could mean indefinite postponement and concludes that a “grand bargain” is needed to prevent this outcome.

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
Richard P. Suttmeier, Xiangkui Yao and Alex Zixiang Tan
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
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Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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