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December 2016

Introduction: Asia’s Energy Security amid Global Market Change

Mikkal E. Herberg and Clara Gillispie

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In this NBR Special Report, top experts examine shifts in global oil and LNG market outlooks, the geopolitical implications for the Asia-Pacific, and options for strengthening energy and environmental policy across the region.

December 2016

Asia’s LNG Prospects: Finally Entering a Golden Age

Leslie Palti-Guzman

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This essay examines the competitiveness of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the fast-evolving Asian natural gas market and assesses key trends observed over the past two years, the demand response to a lower-price environment, and the implications of sustained competitive LNG prices for Asia’s long-term energy mix.

December 2016

The Impact of Prolonged Low Energy Prices on APEC’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy Mix

Cecilia Tam and Muhamad Izham Abd. Shukor

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This essay explores the drivers of the transition to a low-carbon energy system and assesses how prolonged low energy prices could affect this shift.

December 2016

Asia: A Geopolitical Beneficiary of the New Energy Environment

Meghan L. O’Sullivan

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This essay examines the implications of the shift from perceived scarcity to abundance in global energy supplies for the geopolitics of Asia and the region’s interactions with the broader international scene.

December 2016

The Outlook for Asia’s Oil Market in a Lower-Price Environment

Antoine Halff

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This essay examines the short- and longer-term impact of low oil prices on Asian countries and assesses the risks to energy security.

December 2016

Australia's Strategic Culture and Asia's Changing Regional Order

Nick Bisley

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This report examines the mix of anxiety and dependence that drives Australian strategic culture and assesses how it shapes Australian policy.

December 2016

Pakistan's Strategic Culture: Implications for How Pakistan Perceives and Counters Threats

C. Christine Fair

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This report analyzes four key concepts undergirding the Pakistan Army’s strategic culture and considers the implications for U.S. and Indian efforts to manage the threat from Pakistan.

December 2016

Taiwan: Asia's Orphan?

Steven M. Goldstein

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This report analyzes Taiwan’s strategic culture and argues that the island’s perception of its own orphan status is central to how Taiwan defines its place in the international system.

July 2016

Advancing Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

Daniel Sneider

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This essay analyzes the U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral relationship from a U.S. perspective and highlights the critical role that the U.S. has played in mediating tensions between South Korea and Japan.

July 2016

The Future of Trilateral Cooperation: A Japanese Perspective

Yoshihide Soeya

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This essay examines the potential for trilateral cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and the ROK and argues that Japan and South Korea should take steps to strengthen the liberal international order through middle-power cooperation sustained by their U.S. alliance relationships.

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