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A Chinese Perspective on National Life Science Innovation and Leadership

Yiwu He (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) compares and contrasts the environments for innovation in the life sciences in the United States and China. He argues that China’s life science sector is likely to benefit over the long term from significant financial investments from the government and private funds that allow for R&D failures over the short term.

Malaysia’s ASEAN Chairmanship

Malaysia’s 2015 chairmanship of ASEAN comes at a critical time for regional trade diplomacy. Adek Hussin, Malaysia’s ambassador to the United States, discusses Malaysia’s goals as ASEAN chair and vision for regional economic integration.

India's IP Regime

Ashish Bharadwaj (Jindal Global Law School) analyzes the different approaches of India and the United States to IP issues and discusses the areas of India's IP regime that are most in need of reform.

Engaging the Opportunity of a New Energy Era

Senior energy and geopolitical specialists examined how the Asia-Pacific might strengthen regional cooperation on common energy challenges at a workshop held in Tokyo. Read the workshop report.

Why the United States Is Worried about China’s Land Grab

In a PBS News Hour interview, NBR board member Admiral Dennis Blair (former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command) discusses recent satellite images showing China's activity in a disputed area of the South China Sea, which he calls "the most aggressive we have seen."

Department of State’s Russel on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel (Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) addressed a private roundtable held at NBR's Seattle headquarters on April 1. Read the full text of his prepared remarks.


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NBR Special Report on U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security

Mikkal E. Herberg (NBR) 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.

Meredith Miller Testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

On May 13, Meredith Miller testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a hearing on "China’s Relations with Southeast Asia." View the webcast or read her prepared remarks.

Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India's IP Policy

In an NBR Special Report, Roy Kamphausen (NBR) examines India's IP and innovation environment and considers policy options for India, the United States, and the international community.

Shinzo Abe Is the Ally America Needs

In advance of Japanese Prime Minister Abe's visit to the United States, Dennis Blair (Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; NBR board of directors) built the case for the importance to the United States of a longtime ally like Japan. Read Admiral Blair's commentary in Defense One.

North Korea's New Diplomacy

Nadège Rolland (NBR) reflects on North Korea's growing relationship with Russia even as the country's relations with China have deteriorated in the wake of Pyongyang's February 2013 nuclear test.

"Innovate in India" Event Highlights

Miss the discussions in Washington, D.C., and Seattle? Catch up with insights from Congressman Adam Smith (State of Washington), Kapil Sharma (Wipro), Roy Kamphausen (NBR), and others on how to strengthen public policy in both India and across the Asia-Pacific.

The 7th Trilateral Ministers' Meeting

Julia Oh (Atlas Corps Fellow at NBR) analyzes the outcomes and implications of the 7th Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting among China, Japan, and South Kore, held on March 21st in Seoul.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry as a Strategic Focus for South Korea

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has endorsed healthcare as a strategic industry for the country. Joo Hun You (South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare) discusses the relationship between South Korea's domestic health industry and healthcare system as well as implications for the U.S.–South Korea strategic relationship.

Reshaping the Rebalance: How the 114th Congress Can Advance U.S. Asia Strategy

Van Jackson (Center for a New American Security and Council on Foreign Relations)addresses three strategic challenges facing U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific and identifies specific actions the 114th Congress can take to address them.

Trends in Global Oil Markets

Regional Perspectives

Experts from across the Asia-Pacific offer country and regional perspectives on recent trends in global oil markets and examine the implications for policy, industry, and the public.


JAPAN | Tomoko Hosoe and Osamu Fujisawa

RUSSIA | Ekaterina Grushevenko

SOUTH KOREA | Younkyoo Kim

NORTH AMERICA | Frank A. Verrastro

CHINA | Kang Wu

INDIA | Manish Vaid

INDONESIA | Satya Widya Yudha


These briefs were commissioned on the sidelines of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit, "Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security," to be held May 27-29 in Beijing.




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