Amit Kapoor (India Council on Competitiveness), author of the recently released India State Competitiveness Report 2015, discusses key trends, investment patterns, signs of progress, and suggestions for improvements in state-level competitiveness.
Jeremy Taylor looks at the African context in which the deepening of Japan’s international security posture is taking place and the role of those deployments in advancing the military normalization agenda of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In the lead-up to Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s U.S. visit, NBR prepared a recap of President Jokowi’s major economic and energy reforms during his first year in office that provides context for his agenda while in the United States.
Sue Mi Terry (Bower Group Asia) examines the current U.S. approach to North Korea and considers how Washington can proactively address the threat posed by the Kim regime through taking a firmer stance against Pyongyang and collaborating more closely with regional allies.
The Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy recently completed Exercise Malabar, an annual joint maritime interaction in the Bay of Bengal. In light of the raised profile of the exercises, Abhijit Singh (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) reflects on the strategic fundamentals of the India-U.S. maritime partnership.
On September 30, NBR hosted Engaging Asia 2015, a public discussion on how Congress should approach U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific over the coming year. Speakers included Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Matt Salmon (R-AZ). Learn more and listen to event audio.
Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific examines how the region's major powers are building their national power as geopolitical competition intensifies. Now available for purchase in PDF and paperback.
Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) explains how the conception of national power can be usefully broken down and analyzed in terms of national resources and national performance and how the interaction of these two dimensions generates military capabilities.
The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit gathered key stakeholders from around the globe in Beijing to discuss outlooks for energy and environmental security and offer transnational approaches to developing market-based energy policies. Learn more and read the Summit Report.
Major General Yao Yunzhu, director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at the PLA’s Academy of Military Science, discusses the recent positive developments in U.S.-China military-to-military relations.
With cyber issues sure to be high on the agenda at the upcoming presidential summit, Adam Segal (Council on Foreign Relations) examines the role of the cyber domain in U.S.-China relations and highlights areas of tension and of common interest for both sides.
Writing in advance of President Xi Jinping's September 2015 U.S. visit, Wu Riqiang (Renmin University) maintains that maintaining stable nuclear relations between China and the United States is critical to both sides as well as the rest of the world.
Christopher D. Yung (U.S. Marine Corps University) explores the maritime dynamics within the U.S.-China relationships ahead of the Obama-Xi summit.
Daniel Sneider (Stanford University) examines Shinzo Abe’s recent attempts to revise Japan’s defense guidelines and considers the ramifications for key issues in the U.S.-Japan alliance, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. military interests in Okinawa.
Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center) unpacks the complexities of Pakistan’s energy problems, highlighting how shortcomings in the country’s system have led to political protests and riots and offering recommendations for public policy.
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.
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