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July 2015

One Year On: Modi's Regional Foreign Relations

Policy Q&A

Former Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses the key issues surrounding Modi’s most important regional diplomatic visits, including to the United States.

June 2015

China and Indo-U.S. Relations: An Emerging Triangle?


Shivshankar Menon (Brookings Institution) argues that despite increasing convergence between the United States and India on China, a strategic triangle has not yet emerged. He discusses options for strengthening bilateral Indo-U.S. cooperation and initiating new trilateral dialogues.

June 2015

Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia

Expert Voices

May 28, 2015, NBR hosted an on-the-record media roundtable discussion in Beijing, China, as part of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit. Panelists discussed oil and gas markets in Asia, a cooperative approach to energy security, and the China-Russia relationship. Satya Widya Yudha, Indonesia House of Representatives, Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, and Mikkal Herberg, NBR, served as panelists for this session.

May 2015

India's IP Regime: Renewed Reform Efforts and Ongoing Challenges

Policy Q&A

Ashish Bharadwaj (Jindal Global Law School) analyzes the different approaches of India and the United States to IP issues and discusses the areas of India’s IP regime that are most in need of reform.

May 2015

Regional Perspectives on Trends in Global Oil Markets

Policy Brief

Experts from across the Asia-Pacific offer country and regional perspectives on recent trends in global oil markets. These briefs assess the dramatic and varied effects that falling oil prices are having on China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and North America and examine the implications for policy, industry, and the public.

April 2015

India's 2015-16 Budget: Targeted Reforms to Promote Investment

Policy Q&A

Pravakar Sahoo of Delhi University explores what the 2015–16 budget means for India, foreign investors, and India-U.S. defense cooperation.

March 2015

Event Highlights from "Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India's IP Policy"

Event Multimedia & Summary

This event wrap-up features key quotes from speakers at events on India's intellectual property and innovation policy environments.

March 2015

Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India's IP Policy

Roy Kamphausen


This report details India’s intellectual property (IP) and innovation policy environment and presents recommendations for how policymakers can enhance trading relationships through more robust IP protections.

March 2015

Indian Politics and the U.S.-India Strategic Relationship

Policy Q&A

Former ambassador Tim Roemer explores the significance of recent Indian political developments, both domestically and for India’s complex and dynamic relationship with the United States and how U.S. policymakers can work to further strengthen economic reforms and continue to build what he characterizes as one of the United States’ most important strategic relationships.

March 2015

India, Pakistan, and the Same Old Problems

Policy Q&A

Aryaman Bhatnagar of the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi) explores the impacts of domestic politics, the Pakistani military establishment, and cross-border terrorism on the India-Pakistan relationship.

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Translations of NBR Publications

Chinese Translations

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
Conference Report
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Japanese Translations

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
Executive Summary Vietnamese

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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