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Why the United States Is Worried about China’s Land Grab

In a PBS News Hour interview, NBR board member Admiral Dennis Blair (former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command) discusses recent satellite images showing China's activity in a disputed area of the South China Sea, which he calls "the most aggressive we have seen."

India's 2015-16 Budget

In February, India’s finance minister presented the much-anticipated 2015–16 Union Budget to Parliament. Pravakar Sahoo (Delhi University) explores what the 2015-16 budget means for India, foreign investors, and India-U.S. defense cooperation.

Department of State’s Russel on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel (Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) addressed a private roundtable held at NBR's Seattle headquarters on April 1. Read the full text of his prepared remarks.

U.S.-China Relations: Challenges for the 114th Congress

Charles Freeman III (Brookings Institution and Center for Strategic and International Studies) addresses key issues in the U.S.-China relationship and identifies specific actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.

China’s Energy Hedging Strategy: Less Than Meets the Eye for Russian Gas Pipelines

Amy Myers Jaffe, Kenneth Medlock III, and Meghan O’Sullivan argue that, despite the rhetoric, Russia’s pivot to Asia is unlikely to result in a grand energy-based strategic alliance between China and Russia.

Human Rights in East Asia and the 114th Congress

Frank Jannuzi (Mansfield Foundation) addresses human rights issues in East Asia and identifies actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.


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Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry as a Strategic Focus for South Korea

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has endorsed healthcare as a strategic industry for the country. Joo Hun You (South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare) discusses the relationship between South Korea's domestic health industry and healthcare system as well as implications for the U.S.–South Korea strategic relationship.

U.S.-Malaysia Relations on the Security Front

In a new NBR Analysis Brief, Pamela Sodhy (Georgetown University) examines the security challenges that Malaysia faces as the 2015 ASEAN chair and considers what steps the United States can take to support Malaysia’s efforts to achieve goals that are in both nations’ interests.

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

In this NBR Special Report, Roy Kamphausen (NBR) examines India's IP and innovation environment and considers policy options for India, the United States, and the international community.

The 7th Trilateral Ministers' Meeting

Julia Oh (Atlas Corps Fellow at NBR) analyzes the outcomes and implications of the 7th Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting among China, Japan, and South Kore, held on March 21st in Seoul.

How the 114th Congress Can Advance Trade across the Pacific

Derek Scissors (American Enterprise Institute) addresses four sets of trade challenges facing the 114th Congress and identifies specific actions Congress can take to address them.

Reshaping the Rebalance: How the 114th Congress Can Advance U.S. Asia Strategy

Van Jackson (Center for a New American Security and Council on Foreign Relations)addresses three strategic challenges facing U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific and identifies specific actions the 114th Congress can take to address them.

Cyber Cooperation in Northeast Asia

James Lewis (Center for Strategic and International Studies) examines the current status of cyber cooperation in Northeast Asia and assesses the political and security implications for U.S. foreign policy.

China’s New Silk Road

Launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, China’s initiative to build a Silk Road economic belt signals a new era of integration between China and its Central Asian neighbors in support of Beijing’s growing regional influence. Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the economic and strategic prospects for the initiative.

2014 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future

The 2014 Pacific Energy Summit convened key stakeholders from around the world in Seoul, South Korea, to explore what is needed to pursue complementary energy and environmental strategies and work towards achieving the goal of a cleaner and more abundant energy future. Learn more and read the Summit Report.




2015 Pacific Energy Summit


STRENGTHENING MARKETS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

May 27-29 | Beijing

Convened by co-chairs Admiral Dennis C. Blair (Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; NBR Board of Directors) and Zhou Dadi (China Energy Research Society), the 2015 Summit will bring together an exclusive group of high-level delegates from government, business, and research organizations to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.


Learn more and request an invitation.




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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