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Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers.

Beginning in 2018 with volume 13, Asia Policy will be published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

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C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

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Asia Policy 3 (January 2007)

This issue of Asia Policy includes reflections by Kenneth B. Pyle on the use of history and culture in the making of foreign policy, contributions by Aaron L. Friedberg and others to a special roundtable on the pursuit of security in Northeast Asia, and an essay by Robert Sutter that assesses why and how the 110th Congress is likely to change U.S. policy toward Asia. Asia Policy is NBR's peer-reviewed journal devoted to bridging the gap between academic research and policymaking on issues related to the Asia-Pacific.

Table of Contents

Reading the New Era in Asia: The Use of History and Culture in the Making of Foreign Policy
Kenneth B. Pyle

Special Roundtables
Pursuing Security in a Dynamic Northeast Asia
Aaron L. Friedberg, Michael J. Green, Robert A. Scalapino , Kenneth B. Pyle, Francis Fukuyama, Dwight H. Perkins, Nicholas Eberstadt, Richard J. Samuels, Kenneth Lieberthal and Chae-Jin Lee

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: Implications for the Nuclear Ambitions of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
Christopher W. Hughes

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program to 2015
Jonathan D. Pollack

The Democratic-Led 110th Congress: Implications for Asia
Robert Sutter

China and WTO Liberalization of the Securities Industry: Le Choc Des Mondes or L'Empire Immobille?
Nicholas Calcina Howson

Book Review Roundtable
Navnita Chadha Behera's Demystifying Kashmir
Robert G. Wirsing, Teresita C. Schaffer, Sumit Ganguly, Shalendra Sharma and Navnita Chadha Behera