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December 2014

2014 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future

Conference, Project, and Program Publications

On June 30-July 1, over 200 high-level participants from across the Asia-Pacific convened in Seoul, South Korea, for the 2014 Pacific Energy Summit to find solutions to the region's energy and environmental challenges. The Summit Report presents the findings of this invitation-only event and identifies opportunities for stakeholders to pursue complementary strategies for achieving the goal of a clean and abundant energy future.

December 2014

Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future

Christopher P. Twomey, Rajesh Basrur, Benjamin Schreer, Noboru Yamaguchi, Kang Choi, P.K. Singh and Aaron L. Friedberg

Roundtables

Is the world approaching "critical mass," a point at which the number and size of nuclear arsenals and the dangers associated with them will grow with explosive speed? In this roundtable, leading scholars discuss the nuclear security environment in Asia and draw implications both for U.S. policy and the international order.

December 2014

Putin’s Asia Strategy for 2015

Commentary

In the face of falling oil prices and economic sanctions, Russia has reinforced its pivot to Asia. In this commentary, Morena Skalamera (Harvard University) highlights Putin’s strategies to further embrace Asian markets in relation to energy trade and resource development.

December 2014

Stateswomanship and Public Policy

Event Multimedia & Summary

On Friday, December 12, 2014, The Slade Gorton International Policy Center at NBR joined with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center to host a panel on leadership and the collaborative policy making process with four on the most highly regarded stateswomen in the Pacific Northwest. The event was hosted by K&L Gates.

December 2014

China’s Search for Oil and Gas Security: Prospects and Implications

Mikkal E. Herberg

Essays

This essay explores China’s impact on global markets for oil and gas and highlights implications for policy and industry.

December 2014

In from the Cold: U.S.-New Zealand Ties Returning to Normal

Murray Hiebert, Benjamin Schaare and Christopher Doyle

Reports

This NBR Special Report examines the dramatic thaw in U.S.–New Zealand relations in recent years and explores ways that the two countries can cooperate to boost security in the Asia-Pacific and strengthen trade and investment ties with other Pacific nations.

December 2014

Making India an Attractive Investment Destination: Analyzing FDI Policy and Challenges

Paper

Pravakar Sahoo (Delhi University) examines India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policies and highlights challenges for foreign investors and the efforts that the Modi government has taken to improve its policies.

December 2014

Rival Regionalisms and Regional Order: A Slow Crisis of Legitimacy

Ellen L. Frost

Reports

This NBR Special Report analyzes the emergence of rival regionalisms in Asia and argues that recent economic and security developments threaten to fragment Asia’s institutional landscape, erode regional stability, and undermine Asian confidence in the legitimacy of the institutions and values underpinning the existing liberal economic order.

December 2014

The Current Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Asia and Global Health Innovation

Health Q&A

BT Slingsby (Global Health Innovative Technology Fund) discusses what makes the 2014 Ebola outbreak so different, why no approved tools yet exist to prevent and control the disease, and what the implications of the outbreak are for the United States, Asia, and global health R&D.

December 2014

Strategic Asia 2014-15 Trends and Indicators

Strategic Asia by the Numbers

Collectively, these essays explore some of the more prominent regional developments over the past year.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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