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November 2016

The Pursuit of Autonomy and South Korea's Atypical Strategic Culture

David C. Kang and Jiun Bang

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter argues that South Korea exhibits a relatively undisputed and enduring strategic culture based on autonomy that only partially corresponds to its relative power, economic wealth, and political system.

November 2016

Russian Strategic Culture in the 21st Century: Redefining the West-East Balance

Isabelle Facon

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the influence of key features of Russia’s strategic culture on its international behavior and discusses the potential for Russia to focus more attention on Asia.

November 2016

Two Strategic Cultures, Two Japans

Alexis Dudden

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the divisions in Japan’s strategic culture and assesses the implications for U.S. security interests.

November 2016

Indonesia's Strategic Culture: The Legacy of Independence

Yohanes Sulaiman

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter analyzes Indonesian strategic culture by examining its origin and underlying logic and assesses the impact on Indonesian foreign policy and civil-military relations.

November 2016

U.S. Strategic Culture: Liberalism with Limited Liability

Colin Dueck

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter analyzes the central components of U.S. strategic culture, considers the historical and contemporary sources of tension in that culture, and assesses their foreign policy implications.

November 2016

The Persistence of Nehruvianism in India's Strategic Culture

Ian Hall

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter analyzes India’s strategic culture in terms of the cultural resources on which its strategic elite draws, the main traditions of strategic thought, and their influence on India’s behavior.

November 2016

Realpolitik with Chinese Characteristics: Chinese Strategic Culture and the Modern Communist Party-State

Christopher A. Ford

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the official narrative and ongoing scholarly debates about Chinese strategic culture and assesses the influence of this strategic culture on China’s international behavior.

November 2016

Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific

Ashley J. Tellis

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter explains the theoretical evolution of the concept of strategic culture and how it can be utilized to understand national decision-making in the United States and selected Asian nations.

September 2016

Addressing Challenges in the Maritime Commons

Event Multimedia & Summary

On September 26, NBR’s John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security hosted a panel discussion on global maritime security issues moderated by Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert (ret.), former U. S. Chief of Naval Operations. Read a summary and listen to full audio.

August 2016

Declaring Consistent Commitments: U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Policy Q&A

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U.S. chief of naval operations, discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

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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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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
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
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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
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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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Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
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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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Vietnamese Translations

Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
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Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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