Recent Commentary and Q&A
India's Space Program: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Concerns
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi) discusses the new security focus in India's space program and the country's primary strategic concerns in this domain as well as the prospects for potential commercial actors in India's space sector and the role of foreign partners in the development of new technologies.
ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch
In advance of the December 31, 2015, launch of the ASEAN Economic Community by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Rachel Wagley (NBR) looks at the obstacles to full integration that Southeast Asia still faces.
India in the Middle East
Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, discusses India’s relationships with various states in the Middle East. Dr. Sidhu examines the impact of recent developments such as the Iran nuclear deal and considers the potential for future U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation in the region.
Trilateral Development in Northeast Asia: South Korea, Japan, and China
Evans Revere, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior adviser with the Albright Stonebridge Group, provides insights into the recent trilateral summit. Mr. Revere assesses the current challenges confronting Northeast Asia and discusses the political and security implications for U.S. foreign policy.
Understanding the Competitiveness of India’s States
Amit Kapoor (India Council on Competitiveness), author of the recently released India State Competitiveness Report 2015, discusses key trends, investment patterns, signs of progress, and suggestions for improvements in state-level competitiveness.
Implications of the 2015 Taiwan-China Meeting
NBR president Richard J. Ellings comments on the significance of the upcoming November 7 meeting in Singapore between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou.
Unpacking National Power: Performance, Institutions, and Innovations
Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) explains how the conception of national power can be usefully broken down and analyzed in terms of national resources and national performance and how the interaction of these two dimensions generates military capabilities.
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The U.S.-China Economic Relationship
This is the seventh in our series "Americans Speak" on issues relevant to President Xi Jinping’s visit. Today, Deborah Wince-Smith, who is president of the Council on Competitiveness and a member of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (the IP Commission), writes on both barriers to economic cooperation and areas with great potential for bilateral collaboration.