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Asia Policy

NBR is establishing a consortium of leading Asian research institutions and universities to support and extend the reach of Asia Policy, facilitating the exchange of regional and U.S. perspectives. NBR is pleased to have the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, and the Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hanyang University in South Korea as consortium partners. For more information about the consortium, please contact

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.

Beginning in 2018 with volume 13, Asia Policy will be published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

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Asia Policy Editors:

C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

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Asia Policy 7 (January 2009)

This issue of NBR’s journal Asia Policy features a roundtable of 19 experts from Asia Policy’s editorial board on what the new administration needs to know about Asia. The issue includes two articles on North Korea, a double book review roundtable on nuclear proliferation and security in Asia, and the Policymaker’s Library, which presents policy-focused summaries of select books published in 2008.

Table of Contents

Special Roundtables
Advising the New U.S. President

The (Non-) Impact of UN Sanctions on North Korea
Marcus Noland

North Korea and Illegal Narcotics: Smoke but No Fire?
Benjamin J. Sovacool

Book Review Roundtable
Etel Solingen's Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East/ Muthiah Alagappa’s The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia
Christopher A. Ford, Jing-dong Yuan, Deepti Choubrey, Jacques E.C. Hymans, Etel Solingen and Muthiah Alagappa

Policymaker’s Library
Policymaker’s Library