Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia after the Reform Period
Leonard C. Sebastian, Emirza Adi Syailendra and Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki
Leonard C. Sebastian, Emirza Adi Syailendra, and Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki address civil-military relations in Indonesia by examining the creeping renewal of military involvement in national policy implementation and the key drivers that contribute to this trend.
The Future of Asia’s Natural Gas Market: The Need for a Regional LNG Hub
In this advance Asia Policy release, 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.
Japan’s Return to Great Power Politics: Abe’s Restoration
Kenneth B. Pyle
This essay explains how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is engineering a seismic shift in Japan’s foreign policy from a postwar position of dependence and subordination in the U.S.-led order to a proactive and independent role, which in the uncertain regional environment is likely to gain increasing popular support.
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China and the Strategic Imperative for the United States
Charles W. Boustany Jr. and Richard J. Ellings
This essay examines the implications of China’s rise and calls 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.