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February 2018

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.

February 2018

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

David An


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.

July 2017

2016 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Sustainable Futures: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition


The 2016 Summit Report presents the findings of this invitation-only event and identifies opportunities for stakeholders to pursue market-driven policy solutions to energy and environmental challenges in the Asia-Pacific.

February 2017

Pacific Trilateralism: A New Narrative of Cooperation (Workshop Summary)


This workshop report examines ongoing challenges and explores promising areas for the three countries to address emerging traditional and nontraditional threats.

June 2016

Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future

Matthew Kroenig


This report explores the dynamics of a multipolar nuclear order in Asia and assesses the implications for U.S. foreign and defense policy.

January 2016

Taiwan's Strong but Stifled Foundations of National Power

David Gitter and Robert Sutter


This report examines the key factors underpinning the size, nature, and resilience of national power in Taiwan and draws implications for cross-strait relations.

June 2015

Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Thomas B. Fargo, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ryo Sahashi, Kei Koga and Alison Szalwinski


This NBR Special Report examines the challenges posed by major disasters in the Asia-Pacific and argues that the United States and Japan need to elevate humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to be a key component of their combined regional security strategy.

May 2015

What Role Will China Play in a New Energy Era?


Senior energy and geopolitical specialists examined China’s growing impact on world energy markets and strategies for engagement at a workshop held in Beijing. Read the workshop report.

April 2015

U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security in a New Energy Era

Mikkal E. Herberg


This NBR Special Report examines major developments that are reshaping the Asia-Pacific’s energy security environment and offers recommendations for how the region can forge a new, more robust energy security architecture.

April 2015

Engaging the Opportunity of a New Energy Era


In this workshop report, senior energy and geopolitical specialists examine how the Asia-Pacific might strengthen regional cooperation on common energy challenges.

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