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February 2016

India's Space Program: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Concerns

Policy Q&A

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.

December 2015

ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch

Commentary

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.

December 2015

India in the Middle East

Policy Q&A

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.

December 2015

Trilateral Development in Northeast Asia: South Korea, Japan, and China

Policy Q&A

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.

November 2015

Understanding the Competitiveness of India’s States

Policy Q&A

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.

November 2015

The Parameters of Japan’s New Security Legislation Are Being Framed in Africa

Commentary

Jeremy Taylor looks at the African context in which the deepening and widening of Japan’s international security posture is taking place and the role of those deployments in advancing the military normalization agenda of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

November 2015

Implications of the 2015 Taiwan-China Meeting

Commentary

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.

November 2015

Unpacking National Power: Performance, Institutions, and Innovations

Policy Q&A

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.

October 2015

A Shared Destiny in the Asian Commons: Evaluating the India-U.S. Maritime Relationship

Commentary

Earlier this week, the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy completed Exercise Malabar, an annual joint maritime interaction in the Bay of Bengal. Abhijit Singh (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) reflects on the strategic fundamentals of the India-U.S. maritime partnership.

September 2015

The U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Commentary

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.

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