Nong Hong (ICAS) analyzes China's new Arctic policy, weighing the legal, environmental, and economic factors that will shape future Chinese activity in the far north.
Robert Sutter (George Washington University) identifies both "drivers" of the Sino-Russian partnership and "brakes" on a closer relationship and considers the consequences of Sino-Russian cooperation for the United States.
Charles Boustany Jr. and Clara Gillispie explore what is at stake in the Korea-U.S. FTA renegotiations and discuss key considerations for sustaining U.S. economic competitiveness and leadership in the Asia-Pacific.
As the Tsai administration implements its New Southbound Policy, this briefing series explores the traditional and nontraditional dimensions of Taiwan's strategic ties with Southeast Asia and how these links are evolving in the absence of formal diplomatic relations.
This roundtable offers regional perspectives on the implications that heightened Sino-Russian cooperation might have for the global system as well as on what closer Sino-Russian cooperation means for neighboring countries in Central and Northeast Asia.
Derek Grossman (RAND) argues that Washington and Hanoi should deepen their burgeoning defense partnership and seek specific areas of cooperation in the defense and military spheres to ensure that Vietnam stands a better chance in a significant military confrontation with China.
Leslie Palti-Guzman (Rapidan Energy Group) discusses the impact of Chinese demand for LNG, the outlook for markets in South Asia, South Korea's proposal to phase out nuclear energy, and challenges to constructing the infrastructure needed to support growing LNG demand.
Charles W. Boustany Jr. and Richard J. Ellings examine the implications of China's rise and call on the U.S. to address the domestic bases for national power and to reassume a leadership role in Asia by executing a grand strategy that is fully cognizant of political, historical, economic, and strategic realities.
A new NBR Special Report on the U.S.-ROK-Japan relationship examines several case studies of trilateralism and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening trilateral cooperation in four key areas: regional security, nontraditional security, energy security, and the emerging domains of space and cybersecurity.
In a new report from the Strategic Asia Program, David An (Global Taiwan Institute) examines the drivers of Taiwan’s military strategy. He argues that this strategy is designed first and foremost to deal with the threat posed by China and has evolved to encompass not only "resolute defense" but also "multi-domain deterrence."
This NBR Special Report examines the enormous range of China’s activities under the Belt and Road Initiative and analyzes the implications for the Eurasian continental and maritime energy environment.
On January 25, NBR Senior Fellow Nadège Rolland spoke on Panel I: Mercantilism with Chinese Characteristics: Creating Markets and Cultivating Influence at the USCC hearing "China's Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later." Read her prepared remarks and access the video.
On Tuesday, January 9, Admiral Dennis C. Blair testified at a public hearing before the Financial Services Committee on "Evaluating CFIUS: Challenges Posed by a Changing Global Economy." Read his prepared remarks and view the webcast.
Jeremy Maxie (Strategika Group Asia Pacific) and Tatsuo Masuda (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business; FairCourt Capital) highlight important initiatives of economic statecraft among the United States, Japan, and South Korea that have the potential to reshape energy security and geoeconomics in the Indo-Pacific region.
The response of the Myanmar government to a variety of domestic issues and the increasing violence in Rakhine State has drawn sharp criticism from the international community. Matthew J. Walton (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford) discusses the complexity of the intersecting political, ethnic, and religious realities in the country.
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