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NBR is an institution without walls—an institution that can access and tap the world’s finest experts on the Asia-Pacific region to provide first-rate research and analysis specifically catered to the needs of the U.S. policy community. NBR effectively selects, organizes, and integrates the expertise of diverse specialists into its research programs.

NBR’s value lies not only in drawing on the knowledge and research of established scholars but also in identifying new, upcoming experts who offer a fresh perspective on important policy questions. NBR’s research teams often include both established and rising experts in the field. NBR consults extensively with institutional and program-specific advisory boards when determining the best candidates research initiatives.

Learn about NBR's current research initiatives.


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NBR’s areas of research, contact:

Michael Wills
Executive President

Roy Kamphausen
Senior Vice President for Research

Submissions to the journal Asia Policy, may be sent to:

Online Availability

NBR publications can be purchased or downloaded from the following online sources in addition to the NBR website.

Project MUSE

NBR offers a wide range of publications on Project MUSE, including all issues of Asia Policy, Strategic Asia 2005–06 through Strategic Asia 2010-11, and select Special Reports. This content can be freely accessed by individuals affiliated with institutions that subscribe to Project MUSE’s book and journal collections, available through Johns Hopkins University Press. View NBR publications available on Project MUSE.


All issues of Asia Policy are now available through EBSCOhost and can be freely accessed by individuals affiliated with institutions that subscribe to the Political Science Collection.


Recent editions of Strategic Asia are available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon. Current students are eligible for free two-day shipping through Amazon Student.


NBR research and analysis, which is delivered through a variety of publications, is a resource available to scholars, educators, and students.


Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to bridging the gap between research and policymaking. The Editorial Board of Asia Policy has been described as a "virtual Who’s Who in the filed of Asian policy scholarship."

Asia Policy welcomes the submission of policy-related research on important issues in the Asia-Pacific. Submissions may be sent to


Strategic Asia is an annual edited volume that thematically assesses the changing strategic environment in the Asia-Pacific.


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


NBR Reports are occasional papers on special topics conducted by the world's leading experts in Asian affairs.

Requesting Reprint or Reuse Rights

NBR is pleased to grant permission to use material from NBR publications for teaching, republishing, or other appropriate purposes. Permission requests can be submitted online at or by calling (978) 750-8400. For assistance with or questions about this process, please contact NBR at or (202) 347-9767.

Requesting Examination and Desk Copies

To obtain an examination or desk copy of an NBR publication, please return a completed request form to or fax to 206-632-7487. Examination, review, and desk copies are available at the discretion of the National Bureau of Asian Research.


“NBR’s Strategic Asia series is an unparalleled resource for the classroom, the boardroom, and the situation room. My staff used it at the National Security Council, and it serves as a core text for courses I now teach at Georgetown.”

Michael J. Green, CSIS and Georgetown University

"...let me extend a collective thank you for everyone's help in bringing this to fruition and (very soon) to final publication. I am very impressed by the professionalism and rapid turnaround all have demonstrated in recent weeks, and I'm not easily impressed!"

Jonathan Pollack, U.S. Naval War College

"The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has established itself as one of the world's leading organizations that promotes strategic analysis. This is well illustrated by its annual publication, Strategic Asia, which rivals if not surpasses Strategic Survey, issued by the International Institute of Strategic Studies, for the quality of its analysis."

Carlyle A. Thayer, The Australian Defence Force Academy