The Influence of China and Russia in Central Asia
With U.S. and NATO troops preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014, the influence in Central Asia of other international actors will become increasingly important for regional stability and security. NBR talked with Stephen Blank (Strategic Studies Institute) about what China’s and Russia’s roles are in Central Asia, how their rivalry and strategies have changed over the past decade, and how a diminished U.S. presence will affect this critical region.
Toward an Economic Overhaul: Assessing India's "Big Bang" Reforms
To assess what recently announced reforms may mean for India's economic outlook and political process, NBR spoke with Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development.
Getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Over the Finish Line
NBR Analysis Brief
In this NBR Analysis Brief, Deborah Elms (Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations) discusses the benefits that the TPP would offer the United States and examines the remaining obstacles to concluding negotiations.
Implications of Japan’s Changing Demographics
As part of its ongoing Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs program, NBR convened senior demographics and economic experts Nicholas Eberstadt (American Enterprise Institute), and Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report), among other leaders in policy, industry, and research, for an intimate, roundtable discussion on the implications of Japan’s demographic outlook. A report outlines the major findings of this roundtable regarding the challenges facing Japan as its population decreases and ages.
China’s Military Modernization and Implications for Northeast Asia
China’s ambitious military modernization program and increasing defense spending have raised questions about the future security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Christopher W. Hughes (University of Warwick) assesses U.S. and Northeast Asian attitudes toward China’s military modernization.
The Debate over Rare Earths: Recent Developments in Industry and the WTO Case
NBR reunited two leading rare earths experts—Yufan Hao (University of Macau) and Jane Nakano (Center for Strategic and International Studies)—whose previous NBR Q&A details the political and economic dimensions of China’s halt of rare earth exports to Japan in 2010. Their latest remarks assess the context, possible consequences, and implications of the WTO case- for China, the rare earth industry, and global trade and politics.
Turning to the Pacific: U.S. Strategic Rebalancing toward Asia
James B. Steinberg, Thomas Fargo, Aaron L. Friedberg, J. Stapleton Roy, David M. Lampton and Wallace "Chip" Gregson
This Asia Policy roundtable brings together experts and former policy practitioners to assess the opportunities and challenges arising from the United States' strategic rebalancing toward Asia and how the United States can best pursue its interests in the region.
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India Since 1980
Teresita C. Schaffer
Book Review Roundtable
This is one of six essays in the book review roundtable on Sumit Ganguly & Rahul Mukherji's India Since 1980.