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June 2016

Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future

Matthew Kroenig

Reports

This report explores the dynamics of a multipolar nuclear order in Asia and assesses the implications for U.S. foreign and defense policy.

June 2016

The Role of Dominant Transportation Technologies in the Future of Urban Developing Asia: A Case Study of India

Paper

This paper examines the role of dominant transportation technologies in managing the mobility needs of differently sized cities in India and draws implications that are similar for other countries in developing Asia.

June 2016

Trade in Clean Energy: Bridging the Governance Gap

Commentary

Christopher Dent and Clare Richardson-Barlow (University of Leeds) discuss the need for comprehensive governance of trade in clean energy and highlight the potential of cooperation between WTO and the UNFCCC to better utilize clean energy trade to achieve climate goals.

June 2016

Coal, Gas, or Nuclear: Asia’s Inconvenient Energy Choice

Paper

This working paper was commissioned for the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit "Sustainable Transitions: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition" to be held in Singapore on June 22–24.

May 2016

What Do China’s Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?

Commentary

Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow (Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the U.S. National Defense University) discuss the implications of recent People's Liberation Army reforms on Taiwan

May 2016

Five Years since Fukushima

Policy Q&A

Kei Shimogori (Institute of Energy Economics Japan) evaluates the changes happening in Japan’s nuclear energy and power sector as a result of the nuclear accident triggered by the massive earthquake on March 11, 2011.

May 2016

India's Maritime Stakes in the South Asian Littoral

Commentary

In light of recent developments in the waters around India, Abhijit Singh (Observer Research Foundation) looks at New Delhi’s maritime operations and partnerships in the context of South Asia’s evolving maritime politics.

April 2016

The Dilemma Confronting the U.S.-Thailand Relationship

Pavin Chachavalpongpun

NBR Analysis Brief

Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University) assesses the current outlook for U.S.-Thailand relations amid moves by the military government to strengthen ties with China. He argues that the United States risks losing influence in Southeast Asia if democratic reforms fail and discusses options for the United States to pursue the goal of encouraging Thailand’s return to democracy.

April 2016

The Nuclear Security Summit

Commentary

Eunjung Lim (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) provides key takeaways from the recent Nuclear Security Summit, particularly discussions among President Barack Obama, South Korean president Park Geun-hye and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on North Korea’s nuclear program.

April 2016

Air Pollution in Indonesia

Commentary

Satya Widya Yudha (House of Representatives, Indonesia) discusses the causes and severe costs of air pollution in Indonesia and outlines policy prescriptions for improving emissions outlooks and combatting climate change.

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Course Reader: Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific



This special collection of essays from leading experts, selected from previous NBR publications, provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the trends and challenges shaping the energy security outlook for the Asia-Pacific and the world.

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STRATEGIC ASIA 2015–16




FOUNDATIONS OF NATIONAL POWER

in the Asia-Pacific


The latest volume in the Strategic Asia series examines how the region's major powers are building their national power as geopolitical competition intensifies. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes a country’s economic, technological, human, and natural resources and assesses how well its political system translates those capabilities into military and diplomatic power.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
Full Text Chinese


Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
Full Text Chinese


Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
Richard P. Suttmeier, Xiangkui Yao and Alex Zixiang Tan
Full Text Chinese


China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
Full Text Chinese


Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
Conference Report
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Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Thomas B. Fargo, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ryo Sahashi, Kei Koga and Alison Szalwinski
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
Full Text Vietnamese


Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
Full Text Vietnamese


First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
Full Text Vietnamese


Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
Executive Summary Vietnamese