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Making India an Attractive Investment Destination

In this paper, Pravakar Sahoo (Delhi University) examines India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policies and highlights challenges for foreign investors and the efforts that the Modi government has taken to improve its policies.

Myanmar: What Is Next for Business Engagement?

In this new commentary, Erin Murphy and James Clad draw on their extensive knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region to offer unique insight into what’s to come for foreign business engagement in Myanmar.

India’s Challenges for Healthcare, Innovation, and Public Policy

Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School and Pritzker School of Medicine) offers insights into efforts to strengthen India’s healthcare sector and discusses how U.S.-India collaboration can facilitate the innovation needed to achieve the Modi administration’s ambitious targets.

Building Strategic Trust in the U.S.-China Relationship

Paul Haenle (Carnegie-Tsinghua) discussed the role of strategic trust in the U.S.-China relationship in advance of the November meeting between President Obama and President Xi on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Beijing.

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2014 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future

The 2014 Pacific Energy Summit convened key stakeholders from around the world in Seoul, South Korea, to explore what is needed to pursue complementary energy and environmental strategies and work towards achieving the goal of a cleaner and more abundant energy future. Learn more and read the Summit Report.

Putin’s Asia Strategy for 2015

In the face of falling oil prices and economic sanctions, Russia has reinforced its pivot to Asia. In this commentary, Morena Skalamera (Harvard University) highlights Putin’s strategies to further embrace Asian markets in relation to energy trade and resource development.

Strategic Asia 2014-15 Book Launch

On December 2, NBR hosted a public launch for the 2014–15 Strategic Asia volume, U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Evan S. Medeiros (Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs National Security Council). Learn more and view video of the address.

In from the Cold: U.S.-New Zealand Ties Returning to Normal

Murray Hiebert, Benjamin Schaare, and Christopher Doyle examine the dramatic thaw in U.S.–New Zealand relations in recent years and explore ways that the two countries can cooperate to boost security in the Asia-Pacific and strengthen trade and investment ties with other Pacific nations.

Rival Regionalisms and Regional Order: A Slow Crisis of Legitimacy

Ellen L. Frost analyzes the emergence of rival regionalisms in Asia and argues that recent economic and security developments threaten to undermine Asian confidence in the legitimacy of the institutions and values underpinning the existing liberal economic order.

Ebola: Implications for Asia and Global Health Innovation

BT Slingsby (Global Health Innovative Technology Fund) discusses what makes the 2014 Ebola outbreak so different, why no approved tools yet exist to prevent and control the disease, and what the implications of the outbreak are for the United States, Asia, and global health R&D.

China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

China has emerged as the world’s single largest energy consumer. In this NBR Special Report, four senior energy and geopolitical specialists examine China's energy security strategies and assess how the country is affecting market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific.

U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power.

Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific: Course Reader

This special collection of essays from leading experts, selected from previous NBR publications, provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the trends and challenges shaping the energy security outlook for the Asia-Pacific and the world.



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’s Multipolar Nuclear Future

Is the world approaching "critical mass," a point at which the number and size of nuclear arsenals and the dangers associated with them will grow with explosive speed? In this roundtable, leading scholars discuss the nuclear security environment in Asia and draw implications for U.S. policy and for the international order.

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