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NBR draws upon an international network of renowned specialists, who conduct independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. NBR delivers their independent conclusions to policy leaders through four signature publications - Strategic Asia, Asia Policy, NBR Analysis, and NBR Special Reports - as well as through a variety of cooperative efforts with other institutions.

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

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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Recent Publications

Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific (forthcoming November 2017) identifies how Asia’s major powers have developed military strategies to address their most significant challenges. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes how national power and capabilities interact with strategic culture to shape a country’s military strategies and explains why decision-makers come to favor certain options over others.

Forthcoming November 2017. Pre-order now on Amazon.com.

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Asia Policy 24 (July 2017)

Asia Policy 24 includes roundtables on Asia-Pacific perspectives regarding relations with the United States under the Trump administration and on China’s Belt and Road Initiative; an essay assessing policy options to retain U.S. military superiority in the South China Sea; an article on Japan’s reinterpretation of its constitution to allow the limited exercise of collective self-defense; and a book review roundtable discussing Andrew L. Oros’s new book Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century.

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The Dilemma Confronting the U.S.-Thailand Relationship

Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University) assesses the current outlook for U.S.-Thailand relations amid moves by the military government to strengthen ties with China. He argues that the United States risks losing influence in Southeast Asia if democratic reforms fail and discusses options for the United States to pursue the goal of encouraging Thailand’s return to democracy.

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North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape: Challenges to Regional Stability

This NBR Special Report provides assessments of Asia’s emerging nuclear dynamics from U.S., Japanese, and South Korean scholars. Each essay analyzes the complex set of factors shaping the evolving nuclear landscape and draws implications for U.S. and regional policymakers

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Publication Series

Strategic Asia

The Strategic Asia annual edited volume incorporates assessments of economic, political, and military trends and focuses on the strategies that drive policy in the region.

Asia Policy

Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers.

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NBR Analysis

The NBR Analysis is an occasional paper series that offers thought-provoking essays on the most important economic, political, and strategic issues in the Asia-Pacific region today.

NBR Special Report

NBR Special Reports are an occasional paper series on special topics conducted by the world's leading experts in Asian affairs.

Other Publications

NBR joint publications (including the annual PLA Conference volume) and archives of the NBR Briefing series.