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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

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

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 Rise and Persistence of Strategic Hedging across Asia: A System-Level Analysis

Van Jackson

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter from Strategic Asia 2014–15 analyzes the trend of Asian governments adopting hedging strategies and draws implications for U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific.

November 2014

U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Policy Q&A

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power

November 2014

China’s Energy Policymaking Processes and Their Consequences

Philip Andrews-Speed

Essays

This essay examines the dynamics of China’s energy policymaking and how differences in the context and processes for various initiatives ultimately shape their implementation and potential for success.

November 2014

Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance: Conclusions and Implications for the Asia-Pacific

Mikkal E. Herberg

Essays

The is the conclusion to the report "China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance.

November 2014

The Key Drivers of China’s Environmental Policies

Benjamin Shobert

Essays

This essay examines the key drivers of China’s environmental policies and analyzes how environmental considerations are increasingly shaping China’s decisions on economic, energy, and public health issues.

November 2014

Peak Coal in China: Rethinking the Unimaginable

Li Zhidong

Essays

This essay explores the prospects for peak coal demand in China and details implications for public policy.

October 2014

China-India Nuclear Relations

Policy Q&A

Vipin Narang (MIT) examines bilateral nuclear dynamics between China and India as well as Pakistan’s role in the relationship. He maintains that the United States should encourage Sino-Indian stability by remaining largely in the background.

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