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Sino-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

Marc Lanteigne (Massey University Auckland) argues that while there will likely be closer cooperation between China and Russia in Arctic affairs for the foreseeable future, this relationship will be based on mutual economic benefit as opposed to a developing “northern alliance.”

The Coronation Congress: Xi Jinping Forms His Government

William C. McCahill Jr. (NBR) argues that while abolishing presidential and vice-presidential term limits may have been the most controversial of the two dozen constitutional amendments voted by China's National People's Congress, the changes to China’s government structure were profound and could have long-lasting effects.

Taiwan’s Policy Evolution after the South China Sea Arbitration

Ting-Hui Lin (Taiwan Society of International Law) discusses Taiwan’s policy evolution and adoption of a new policy framework after the South China Sea arbitration.

How the United States Influences Russia-China Relations

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.

The Strategic Implications of Russia-China 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.

The KORUS FTA and U.S. Trade Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

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.

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Testimony on Reinforcing the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship

On April 17, Tiffany Ma (NBR Nonresident Fellow; BowerGroupAsia) testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, at a hearing entitled "Reinforcing the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship." Read her prepared remarks or view the webcast.

Innovation Policy and the Implications for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

A new NBR Special Report from the Innovative Asia program examines the environment for innovation policy in Asia and draws implications for the health and life science sector, with a focus on Japan and South Korea.

The Outlook for Asia's LNG Market

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.

Asia Insight Podcast: China's Belt and Road Initiative

Nadège Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, discusses the significance of the Belt and Road Initiative, what it means for the region, and how U.S. officials and businesses should respond to the initiative.

Leadership in a Multipolar World: Can the United States Influence Cooperation between China and Russia?

J. Stapleton Roy discusses how Sino-Russian cooperation in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northeast Asia influences and is influenced by U.S. policy.

TPP Minus One: The Urgent Need for U.S. Leadership

Eleven countries met to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership on March 8. Former Congressman Charles Boustany Jr. (NBR Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy) argues that the United States' withdrawal from the agreement has put U.S. leadership in question.

The Case for U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Strengths and Limitations

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.

China and the Strategic Imperative for the United States

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.

Reconstructing Taiwan's Military Strategy

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."

Asia’s Energy Security and China's Belt and Road Initiative

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.

Roy Kamphausen Appointed to USCC

"I am honored and pleased to share the news that Roy Kamphausen has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), filling the uncompleted term of the Honorable Dennis Shea, who was recently confirmed as deputy United States trade representative and chief of mission, Geneva, where he represents the United States as ambassador to the World Trade Organization. Roy will remain in his full-time capacity with NBR, including his position as deputy director of the IP Commission."

—NBR President Richard Ellings

The IP Commission has released a new set of policy recommendations as the Trump administration considers appropriate actions in its Section 301 investigation of China's involvement in the theft of American IP and forced technology transfer.

Read the recommendations.

"We urge the administration to adopt these recommendations and place the protection of our nation's intellectual property at the top of U.S. national security concerns, starting with overhauling CFIUS [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States]."

Co-chair of the IP Commission

"We must establish a strong, coordinated national strategy to combat the theft of our nation's intellectual property. The United States' past policy responses have been too slow, too weak, and too unstructured to stop the hemorrhaging of our intellectual property to foreign entities seeking to capitalize from our hard work, research, discoveries, and inventions."

Executive Director of the IP Commission

The IP Commission was supported by unrestricted funding provided by NBR and its Slade Gorton International Policy Center.

NBR is pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy. The Center will provide ongoing outreach to leaders from both industry and policy, especially on Capitol Hill.

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