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January 2016

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics

Meena Singh Roy, Andrew Scobell, John W. Garver, Daniel Markey, Feroz Hassan Khan and Andrew Small

Book Review Roundtable

In this book review roundtable, five experts discuss Andrew Small’s The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics, followed by a response essay from the author.

January 2016

Challenges Ahead in China’s Reform of State-Owned Enterprises

Wendy Leutert

Essays

This essay analyzes three challenges ahead in reforming China’s centrally owned companies, known as yangqi: determining how and when to give market forces a greater role, aligning mismatched executive incentives, and overcoming complicating factors within firms.

January 2016

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: South Korea’s Strategic Dilemmas with China and the United States

Ellen Kim and Victor D. Cha

Essays

This essay examines four strategic dilemmas that the Republic of Korea (ROK) faces vis-à-vis China and discusses their implications for regional and U.S.-ROK relations.

January 2016

Is South Korea in China’s Orbit? Assessing Seoul’s Perceptions and Policies

Jiyoon Kim and Jae Ho Chung

Essays

This article examines South Korea’s perceptions of and policies toward China, particularly since President Park Geun-hye’s inauguration in 2013, and assesses the thesis that Seoul is in the Chinese orbit.

December 2015

Climate Policy in the Asia-Pacific: Balancing Economic Growth with Environmental Sustainability

Essays

This essay is part of a Strategic Asia Program series on Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific.

December 2015

China’s Vision for a New Asian Economic and Political Order

Essays

This essay is part of a Strategic Asia Program series on Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific.

December 2015

Cheap Oil in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Energy and Environmental Security

Essays

This essay is part of a Strategic Asia Program series on Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific.

December 2015

The New China-Russia-U.S. Triangle

Elizabeth Wishnick

NBR Analysis Brief

Elizabeth Wishnick (Weatherhead East Asian Institute) analyzes the shifting dynamics of the China-Russia-U.S. triangle. She argues that shared views on global and domestic politics have driven China and Russia closer together, but that Washington should avoid direct attempts so subvert the budding partnership. Instead, the United States should focus on U.S. interests that reassert its prominence in the trilateral relationship.

November 2015

China’s National Power: A Colossus with Iron or Clay Feet?

Nadège Rolland

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the foundations of China’s national power: its national resources, national performance, and military capabilities.

November 2015

Assessing National Power in Asia

Ashley J. Tellis

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter explains how three distinct conceptions of power—as resources, ability, and outcomes—informed the framework of this study and presents an overview of each chapter in the volume.

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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.

Translations of NBR Publications


Chinese Translations


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
Full Text Chinese


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
Full text Japanese


Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
Full Text Japanese


Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
Full Text Japanese


Vietnamese Translations


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