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Policy Q&A

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

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

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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

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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

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.

September 2015

Xi Jinping’s September 2015 U.S. Visit: Objectives and Outcomes

Policy Q&A

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, NBR hosted a conference call for media and policymakers on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States. On the call, Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Aaron Friedberg of Princeton University, and Richard Ellings, NBR President, discussed the objectives and outcomes of Xi’s visit and took part in a live Q&A.

September 2015

Building a New Type of U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relationship

Policy Q&A

Major General Yao Yunzhu, director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at the PLA’s Academy of Military Science, discusses the recent positive developments in U.S.-China military-to-military relations.

August 2015

India's Accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Policy Q&A

In this Q&A, NBR speaks with former Indian ambassador Phunchok Stobdan, a senior fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, to better understand what SCO enlargement means for India.

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.

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.

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