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Publications

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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Recent Publications

Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power

Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power examines the trajectories of U.S. alliance and partner relationships in the Indo-Pacific in light of the region’s shifting strategic landscape. Leading experts provide comprehensive assessments of the current state of the United States' relations with its five treaty allies, as well as with emerging "strategic partners" in Asia, and draw implications for U.S. policy.

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Asia Policy 19 (January 2015)

Asia Policy 19 features a roundtable on nuclear multipolarity in Asia; a special essay on the normalization of Japan’s military; articles on Russia’s foreign policy turn toward Asia, India’s strategic response to the U.S. rebalance, and U.S.-South Korea civil nuclear negotiations; and a book review roundtable addressing three recent books on civil-military relations in Pakistan.

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U.S.-Malaysia Relations on the Security Front

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Pamela Sodhy (Georgetown University) examines the security challenges that Malaysia faces as the 2015 ASEAN chair, including terrorism and escalating tension in the South China Sea, and considers what steps the United States can take to support Malaysia’s efforts to achieve goals that are in both nations’ interests.

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U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security in a New Energy Era

This NBR Special Report examines major developments that are reshaping the Asia-Pacific’s energy security environment and offers recommendations for how the region can forge a new, more robust energy security architecture. More

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.