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March 2018

Exploring the Context for Innovation Policy in Japan and South Korea

Sean Connell

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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.

March 2018

The Unique Challenges for Life Science Innovation in Asia

Benjamin Shobert

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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.

March 2018

Improving Population Health in the Era of Superaging: Japan’s Challenges and Opportunities

Shuhei Nomura and Kenji Shibuya

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This essay examines the changing characteristics of the burden of disease in Japan and provides recommendations for national and local policymakers to improve public health in a rapidly aging population.

February 2018

The Case for U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Strengths and Limitations

Roy Kamphausen, John S. Park, Ryo Sahashi and Alison Szalwinski

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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.

February 2018

Reconstructing Taiwan's Military Strategy: Achieving Forward Defense through Multi-Domain Deterrence

David An

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This report identifies the drivers of Taiwan’s military strategy and examines this strategy in the context of the threat posed to the island by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and other key challenges.

November 2017

Introduction: Asia's Energy Security and China's Belt and Road Initiative

Mikkal E. Herberg

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This is the introduction to the NBR Special Report "Asia's Energy Security and China's Belt and Road Initiative."

November 2017

The Geopolitics of Energy Cooperation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Kaho Yu

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This essay examines the factors, mechanisms, and implications of energy cooperation under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and analyzes how the initiative could reshape the current international energy order.

November 2017

China’s Maritime Silk Road and Energy Geopolitics in the Indian Ocean: Motivations and Implications for the Region

Christopher Len

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This essay examines how the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) relates to Beijing’s quest for energy security and draws implications for Japan, India, South Korea, and the U.S.

November 2017

China’s National Oil Companies Return to the World Stage: Navigating Anticorruption, Low Oil Prices, and the Belt and Road Initiative

Erica Downs

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This essay examines the interplay between the return of China’s national oil companies (NOCs) to international mergers and acquisitions and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

November 2017

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: What It Is, How It Is Perceived, and Implications for Energy Geopolitics

Michael Kugelman

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This essay assesses the scale and energy dimensions of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), identifies key obstacles, and discusses the implications for energy geopolitics.

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