Most Recent Publications
The Future of Asia’s Natural Gas Market: The Need for a Regional LNG Hub
In this advance Asia Policy release, Leslie Palti-Guzman (GasVista) examines how the LNG market functions in Asia and presents the case for developing a regional trading hub. She argues that a hub would not only improve the efficiency of the Asian gas market but also enhance energy security and facilitate greener economic development, among other benefits.
Japan’s Return to Great Power Politics: Abe’s Restoration
Kenneth B. Pyle
This essay explains how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is engineering a seismic shift in Japan’s foreign policy from a postwar position of dependence and subordination in the U.S.-led order to a proactive and independent role, which in the uncertain regional environment is likely to gain increasing popular support.
Kazakhstan at a Crossroads
Charles J. Sullivan
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.
Contending Visions of the Regional Order in East Asia
Bhubhindar Singh, Yuen Foong Khong, Feng Zhang, Takashi Terada, Xinquan Tu, Yue Lyu, Hideshi Tokuchi, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Andrew Carr, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Tran Viet Thai
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.
Frédéric Grare’s India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry
Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta, Deepa M. Ollapally, Andrew Small and Frédéric Grare
Book Review Roundtable
Essays by Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta, Deepa M. Ollapally, and Andrew Small on Frédéric Grare’s recent book India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry are followed by a response from the author.
Exploring the Context for Innovation Policy in Japan and South Korea
This essay explores Japan’s and South Korea’s national innovation systems, considers potential implications for the two countries’ economic policy agendas, and examines related areas for engagement with the U.S. that could enhance national and global environments for innovation.
The Unique Challenges for Life Science Innovation in Asia
This essay examines several short-term challenges to life science innovation in Asia and offers recommendations for balancing domestic political needs and innovation in a way that maximizes access to healthcare while controlling expenditures.
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The Case for U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Strengths and Limitations
Roy Kamphausen, John S. Park, Ryo Sahashi and Alison Szalwinski
This report situates the U.S.-ROK-Japan relationship in the context of the scholarly literature on trilateralism and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening trilateral cooperation in four key areas: regional security, nontraditional security, energy security, and space and cybersecurity.