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How to Make China Comply with the Tribunal Award

Nguyen Hong Thao (Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam) cautions against undue optimism after the arbitration ruling on the South China Sea. Public diplomacy over an extended period will be a prerequisite to effectively reshaping China’s perceptions of the benefits and costs of ignoring the award, he argues.

China's One Belt, One Road Initiative and the Sino-Russian Entente

To better understand the nuances of the developing relationship between Russia and China, NBR spoke with Alexander Gabuev (Carnegie Moscow Center) about Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to China, a natural gas agreement signed in May 2014, and long-term prospects for the Sino-Russian entente.

India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean

How do China’s and India’s navies interact in the Indian Ocean? Leading scholars and practitioners from India, China, the United States, and Australia address these two states' roles and relationships in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain.

The Role of Transportation in the Future of Urban Developing Asia

In a working paper commissioned for the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit, Srikanth Shastry and Madhav Pai (Word Resources Institute) examine the role of dominant transportation technologies in managing the mobility needs of differently sized cities in India and draw implications that apply to other countries in developing Asia.

The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

This roundtable examines the strengths and weaknesses of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) from the perspectives of ASEAN and the eight Plus countries—Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

Reducing and Managing U.S.-China Conflict in Cyberspace

Adam Segal (Council on Foreign Relations) and Tang Lan (CICR) assess the differences between Beijing and Washington over cyberattacks, Internet governance, and the security of information and communications.

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Upcoming Event in Washington, D.C.: Addressing Challenges in the Maritime Commons

NBR’s John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on global maritime security issues moderated by Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert (ret.), former U. S. Chief of Naval Operations.

U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U.S. chief of naval operations, discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation

In this new NBR Special Report, experts from the United States, South Korea, and Japan offer critical insights into both the past and future of trilateral cooperation and provide recommendations for leaders in all three nations on how to move the relationship forward.

Securitizing the TPP in Japan: Policymaking Structure and Discourse

What are the strategic and geopolitical benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Aurelia George Mulgan (University of New South Wales) measures the level of "securitization" of the TPP in Japan’s national politics and identifies the broader benefits Japanese leaders see accruing from participation.

China's Evolving Approach to Economic Diplomacy

What role have trade and investment played in restraining U.S.-China tensions? Timothy Heath (RAND) looks at China's approach to economic diplomacy since the global financial crisis.

Russia and the New World Disorder

Russia seeks to regain its great-power status but faces a number of significant hurdles. In this book review roundtable, essays by Kimberly Marten, Agnia Grigas, Charles E. Ziegler, , followed by a response essay by author Bobo Lo.

A Global People's Liberation Army: Possibilities, Challenges, and Opportunities

Kirsten Gunness (Vantage Point Asia LLC) and Oriana Skylar Mastro (Georgetown University) discuss why China is developing military expeditionary capabilities, the conditions under which China may decide to use these outside East Asia, and what this means for international security.

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Natural Gas and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific

In a working paper commissioned for the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit, Xunpeng Shi (Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore) examines the current prolonged period of low oil prices and assesses its effect on the natural gas sector in the Asia-Pacific.

New Report: "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future"

In a new NBR Special Report, Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University) explores the dynamics of a multipolar nuclear order in Asia and assesses the implications for U.S. foreign and defense policy.

Launch Event for "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future"

Major General Clinton E. Crosier (U.S. Strategic Command) delivered keynote remarks at the Washington, D.C., launch of the NBR Special Report "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future." Learn more.

Maritime Awareness Project (MAP)

In partnership with Sasakawa USA, NBR has launched an innovative platform for analyses and data on maritime security that combines interactive mapping technology with analyses from leading maritime experts.

Spotlight on the Korean Peninsula

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