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The Cambodian Election

On June 4, Cambodia held commune elections. To better understand the significance and political climate surrounding the upcoming elections and to discuss the current state of U.S.-Cambodian ties under the Trump administration, NBR spoke with John D. Ciorciari (University of Michigan).

Rule of Law in China

In recent years, China’s Communist Party has spoken extensively about ruling the country according to law. China specialist Murray Scot Tanner discusses where China is headed on rule of law issues and how the rule of law in China affects U.S. interests.

Singapore-China Relations and the East Asian Maritime Domain

Ja Ian Chong (NUS) assesses the current state of relations between China and Singapore, detailing the sources of tension in this key regional bilateral relationship and predicting diminishing returns to the city-state's fence-sitting strategy.

Asia’s Orphan: Taiwan's Strategic Culture in Context

Steven M. Goldstein (Harvard University) explains how Taiwan’s perception of its "orphan" status in the international system shapes the island's strategic culture and approach to its relationships with China and the United States.

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The Role of U.S. Oil and LNG Exports in U.S. Relations with Japan and South Korea

Jeremy Maxie (Strategika Group Asia Pacific) and Tatsuo Masuda (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business; FairCourt Capital) assess the role of U.S oil and LNG exports in strengthening both Japan’s and South Korea’s energy security and offer proposals for a trilateral energy security partnership.

All Aboard the Belt and Road Initiative? Not So fast…

NBR Senior Fellow Nadège Rolland discusses her new book China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative in this article for the Lowy Institute Interpreter.

The Impact of China’s “Belt and Road” on Asia’s Energy Security

On June 7, NBR and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will co-host NBR’s thirteenth annual Energy Security Workshop, “Asia’s Energy Security and China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative." Learn more.

2017 Update to the IP Commission Report

On February 27, 2017, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (The IP Commission) released an update that provides a new assessment of the problem and details progress to date on recommendations from the 2013 IP Commission Report. The IP Commission was supported by unrestricted funding provided by NBR and its Slade Gorton International Policy Center. Commission members include Gov. Jon Huntsman, Adm. Dennis Blair, and Sen. Slade Gorton. Read the report update at

South Korea Votes for Change: What It Means for the United States

Daniel C. Sneider, Associate Director for Research at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, analyzes the impact that the return to power of South Korea’s progressives will have on alliance relations with the United States.

Gorton Center Discussion Series: International Trade & Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century

Please join us for a panel discussion with former Ambassador to China, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and former Governor of Washington Gary Locke, and Bill Bryant, former Seattle Port Commission President, former candidate for Governor of Washington in 2016, and CEO and President of Bryant Christie Inc.

NBR Senior Associate Benjamin Shobert Testifies on China's Pursuit of Biotechnology

On March 16, NBR Senior Associate Benjamin Shobert testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the hearing on "China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology." Read his prepared remarks and view the video.

China's Eurasian Century?

Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

"The Belt and Road Initiative is meant to address both China’s economic situation and its security environment in order to realize Xi Jinping’s ‘China dream’—that is, his vision for the great rejuvenation of the nation. It is the organizing concept of Xi’s vision for China as a rising global power that has unique national characteristics."

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

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Asia’s Energy Security amid Global Market Change

"The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is under extreme pressure and is struggling to manage its own production growth and control an internal battle for market share. Hence, anxieties over energy insecurity in Asia could return soon as oil markets tighten over the next several years. Recent history suggests that this adjustment could be very sharp and destabilizing."


"Asia’s Energy Security amid Global Market Change"

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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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