Sino-U.S. Trade and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
This briefing provided congressional staffers with an understanding of changes to the trade relationship as well as details on the economic and strategic drivers of the Belt and Road Initiative and offered recommendations on how Congress might respond to these changes.
2017 Energy Security Workshop
On June 7, NBR and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will co-host NBR’s thirteenth annual Energy Security Workshop, “Asia’s Energy Security and China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative."
Roundtable: The Foundations of U.S.-Taiwan Relations
NBR’s Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asia Studies hosted a private roundtable discussion in Seattle on May 4, 2017, with Ambassador Stanley Kao, Taiwan’s representative to the United States.
U.S.-ROK-Japan Pacific Trilateralism (Workshop Summary)
In March 2017 the co-chairs of NBR’s U.S.-ROK-Japan Pacific Trilateralism project—Roy Kamphausen (NBR), John Park (Harvard University), and Ryo Sahashi (Japan Center for International Exchange)—convened workshops in Seoul and Tokyo. The workshops discussed issues in the trilateral relationship in four broad categories—regional security threats, trilateral energy security cooperation, nontraditional security, and emerging domains—and proposed initial recommendations for the three nations moving forward.
The U.S. "One-China" Policy: Disambiguating the Ambiguous
This roundtable featured remarks by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dr. Richard C. Bush of the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Paul Wolfowitz of the American Enterprise Institute and US-Taiwan Business Council. The expert remarks and discussion provided greater context on the nuances of the United States' "one-China" policy as well as commentary on the differences between this policy and Beijing's "one-China" principle.
Decoding the Trump-Xi Summit: Winners and Losers
On April 18, 2017, NBR and the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in conjunction with the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group hosted a briefing that provided staffers with an overview of the summit and its implications for U.S. policy and the U.S. Congress on issues related to trade, business, security, and geopolitics.
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U.S.-ROK 123 Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Exploring the Road Ahead
A presentation on the future of the U.S.-South Korea Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and its impact on nonproliferation in Northeast Asia featured keynote speaker Thomas M. Countryman (former United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation) and a Q&A session moderated by John Park (Harvard University).