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Recent Commentary and Q&A

August 2018

China’s Latest Vaccine Scandal: An Analysis of Key Factors and Assessment of China’s Way Forward

Policy Q&A

The revelation that one of the China's largest domestic drug companies had falsified safety and inspection data on its rabies vaccine has ignited a major public health scandal in the country. NBR senior associate Benjamin Shobert analyzes the key factors at play in the scandal and assesses China’s way forward to address the problem.

August 2018

U.S. Energy Policy in Asia

Policy Q&A

NBR's Dan Aum interviews Jonathan Elkind (Columbia University, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy) and Clara Gillispie (NBR) about U.S. energy policy in Asia.

August 2018

Developments in Russian-Asian Energy Cooperation: Perspectives from South Korea

Policy Q&A

Keun-Wook Paik (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) discusses the latest developments in Russian-Asian energy cooperation, provides the perspective from the ROK, and assesses the potential for future projects in the region.

June 2018

Japan’s Healthcare Strategy: In Support of a New Mandate for Japan’s Chief Medical Officer

Commentary

Ryo Kubota (Acucela, Keio University) discusses why greater strategic leadership will be required for Japan to address its healthcare challenges and explains how a new mandate for the country’s chief medical officer could address that need.

June 2018

Mind the Gap: The Singapore Summit and U.S. Alliances

Commentary

Daniel C. Sneider (Stanford University) writes that the spectacle of the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President obscures essential realities within the region. He argues that the United States should follow up the unconventional diplomacy in Singapore with careful attention to managing our alliances with South Korea and Japan.

June 2018

China's Evolving Military Strategy against Taiwan

Policy Q&A

Bernard D. Cole (U.S. National War College) discusses China's evolving military strategy and provides insight into its force planning in the Taiwan Strait.

May 2018

The Unthinkable with North Korea: A Tilt at the Fulcrum of World Power?

Commentary

Richard J. Ellings (NBR) argues that North Korea and the United States share strategic interests in checking a rising China and outlines steps that the United States could take to exploit this opportunity prudently.

May 2018

Japan’s Relations with Russia and China and the Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Commentary

Kazuhiko Togo surveys Japan’s foreign policies toward China and Russia, and examines the impact of these policies on the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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