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China's Evolving Military Strategy against Taiwan

China's growing ambition in the Indo-Pacific poses a great challenge to the United States and its allies and partners in the region, especially Taiwan. In this Q&A, Bernard D. Cole discusses China’s evolving military strategy under Xi Jinping and assesses the implications for its force planning in the Taiwan Strait.

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.

Japan’s Relations with Russia and China

Kazuhiko Togo (Kyoto Sangyo University) surveys Japan’s foreign policies toward China and Russia, and examines the impact of these policies on the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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.”

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.

Strengthening U.S.-Taiwan Defense Relations

Shirley Kan, Michael Mazza, Patrick Cronin, and Peter Mattis explore the components of contemporary U.S.-Taiwan defense relations and the path to a deeper partnership in this roundtable with a foreword by NBR's Shali Chair, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert.


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Japan's Healthcare Strategy: In Support of a New Mandate for Japan’s Chief Medical Officer

Ryo Kubota (Acucela, Keio University) discusses why greater strategic leadership will be required for Japan to address its healthcare challenges and explains how a new mandate for the country's chief medical officer could address that need.

Mind the Gap: The Singapore Summit and U.S. Alliances

Daniel C. Sneider (Stanford University) writes that the spectacle of the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. president should not obscure essential realities within the region. He argues that the United States should follow up the unconventional diplomacy in Singapore with careful attention to managing our alliances with South Korea and Japan.

The Future of Asia’s Natural Gas Market: The Need for a Regional LNG Hub

In this advance Asia Policy article, Leslie Palti-Guzman (GasVista) examines how the LNG market functions in Asia and presents the case for developing a regional trading hub. She argues that a hub would not only improve the efficiency of the Asian gas market but also enhance energy security and facilitate greener economic development, among other benefits.

The Unthinkable with North Korea: A Tilt at the Fulcrum of World Power?

Richard J. Ellings (NBR) argues that North Korea and the United States share strategic interests in checking a rising China and outlines steps that the United States could take to exploit this opportunity prudently. He contends that complete denuclearization now is neither realistic nor in America’s and its allies’ interests.

Innovative Asia - Seoul Workshop Report

This new report presents findings and recommendations from a high-level workshop co-convened by NBR and the University of Seoul to examine South Korea’s economic and public health outlook and explored opportunities for enhanced U.S.-ROK cooperation.

India’s Evolving Foreign Policy in Light of China’s Regional Ambitions

India’s contentious relations with China have pushed the country toward greater cooperation with the United States and regional partners. Jeff Smith (Heritage Foundation) discusses Indian foreign policy and how New Delhi might strike a balance between autonomy and cooperation.

Asia Policy 13.2 (April 2018)

This issue of Asia Policy features a roundtable on the regional order in Asia, a special essay on Japan’s return to great-power politics, an article on Sino-U.S. rivalry, an essay on Kazakhstan’s modernization efforts, and a roundtable on Frédéric Grare’s recent book India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry.

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.

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.

North Korea: Background on the Issues




NBR has compiled a resource page of recent publications that highlight the security, geopolitical, economic, and human rights issues at play between the United States and the two Koreas. Learn more.




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]."

—ADMIRAL DENNIS C. BLAIR
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."

—RICHARD J. ELLINGS
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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Maritime Awareness Project (MAP)


In partnership with Sasakawa USA, NBR has launched an innovative platform for analyses and data on maritime security that combines interactive mapping technology with analyses from leading maritime experts.

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