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Recent Commentary and Q&A

August 2015

The 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Review

Policy Q&A

In June 2015, the United States and China convened the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. In this Q&A, Malcolm R. Lee of the Brookings Institution analyzes the main outcomes of the dialogue in light of China’s stock market instability, serious market access concerns, major cyberattacks, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

August 2015

How to Watch Myanmar's 2015 Elections

Commentary

Myanmar’s upcoming election in November 2015 will be a bellwether for the government’s willingness to incorporate its entire population into a more meaningful political system. In this NBR commentary, Rachel Wagley analyzes the electoral process, constitutional barriers to democratic governance, and ethnic disenfranchisement.

July 2015

Pakistan’s Energy Insecurity: Anatomy of a Crisis and How to Move Forward

Policy Q&A

In this new Q&A, Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center) unpacks the complexities of Pakistan’s energy problems, highlighting how shortcomings in the country’s system have led to political protests and riots and offering recommendations for public policy. Read the interview.

July 2015

One Year On: Modi's Regional Foreign Relations

Policy Q&A

Former Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses the key issues surrounding Modi’s most important regional diplomatic visits, including to the United States.

June 2015

China and Indo-U.S. Relations: An Emerging Triangle?

Commentary

Shivshankar Menon (Brookings Institution) argues that despite increasing convergence between the United States and India on China, a strategic triangle has not yet emerged. He discusses options for strengthening bilateral Indo-U.S. cooperation and initiating new trilateral dialogues.

June 2015

Shifts in Japan’s Life Science and Health Care Policy

Health Q&A

Yuji Yamamoto (MinaCare) discusses Japan’s revised policies toward its life science sector and assesses the government’s new efforts to leverage the sector as a key driver of economic growth.

June 2015

The U.S. Response to China’s Military Modernization

Policy Q&A

Mark Cozad of the RAND Corporation analyzes the new defense capabilities that China has developed and their effect on U.S. interests in Asia. He maintains that Chinese military modernization has advanced even when U.S. attention was focused on Afghanistan and the Middle East and recommends robust development of U.S. military capabilities to maintain the balance of power and the United States’ leadership role in Asia.

May 2015

Malaysia’s ASEAN Chairmanship: Furthering Regional Economic Integration

Policy Q&A

Awang Adek Hussin, Malaysia’s ambassador to the United States, discusses Malaysia’s goals as ASEAN chair and vision for regional economic integration.

May 2015

A Chinese Perspective on National Life Science Innovation and Leadership

Health Q&A

Yiwu He (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) compares and contrasts the environments for innovation in the life sciences in the United States and China. He argues that China’s life science sector is likely to benefit over the long term from significant financial investments from the government and private funds that allow for R&D failures over the short term.

May 2015

India's IP Regime: Renewed Reform Efforts and Ongoing Challenges

Policy Q&A

Ashish Bharadwaj (Jindal Global Law School) analyzes the different approaches of India and the United States to IP issues and discusses the areas of India’s IP regime that are most in need of reform.

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