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April 2018

Contending Visions of the Regional Order in East Asia

Hideshi Tokuchi, Yue Lyu, Tran Viet Thai, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Takashi Terada, Xinquan Tu, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Andrew Carr, Bhubhindar Singh, Yuen Foong Khong, Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Feng Zhang

Roundtables

This roundtable examines the tensions between U.S. and Chinese visions of regional order in East Asia from the perspective of nations in the region.

April 2018

Kazakhstan at a Crossroads

Charles J. Sullivan

Essays

This essay examines Kazakhstan’s latest economic modernization campaign, highlights its shortcomings, and proposes how the West could assist the country’s ruling elite in carrying out reforms to complement the modernization process.

April 2018

Avoiding U.S.-China Competition Is Futile: Why the Best Option Is to Manage Strategic Rivalry

Timothy R. Heath and William R. Thompson

Articles

This article argues that the structural drivers of U.S.-China competition are too deep to resolve through cooperative engagement and that policymakers must instead accept the reality of strategic rivalry and aim to manage it at a lower level of intensity.

March 2018

Asia Insight: China's Belt and Road Initiative

Audio

Nadège Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR. Nadège walks us through the significance of BRI, what it means for the region, and how U.S. officials and businesses should respond to the initiative.

March 2018

TPP Minus One: The Urgent Need for U.S. Leadership

Commentary

Eleven countries met to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership in early March. Former Congressman Charles Boustany Jr. argues that the United States' withdrawal from the agreement has put U.S. leadership in question.

February 2018

Strengthening U.S. Trade Strategy in the Asia-Pacific: The Role for the Korea-U.S. FTA

Commentary

Charles Boustany Jr. and Clara Gillispie explore what is at stake in the Korea-U.S. FTA renegotiations and discuss key considerations for sustaining U.S. economic competitiveness and leadership in the Asia-Pacific.

January 2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later

Testimony

On Thursday, January 24, Nadège Rolland testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) hearing on "China's Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later."

January 2018

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy: One-Year Economic Performance Review

Brief

Chen-Dong Tso and Gratiana Jung evaluate the economic performance of the New Southbound Policy during its first year while also outlining the existing structure of investment and trade between Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

January 2018

The Migration of Labor between Taiwan and Southeast Asia: Changing Policies

Brief

Ji-Ping Lin discusses Taiwan’s current and past immigration policies and highlights their political, economic, social, and cultural impacts now and into the future.

January 2018

Evaluating CFIUS: Challenges Posed by a Changing Global Economy

Testimony

On January 9, Admiral Dennis C. Blair testified at a public hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on "Evaluating CFIUS: Challenges Posed by a Changing Global Economy."

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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
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
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Electricity at the Right Price
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
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