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September 2014

Forging a New Strategy for U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security

Mikkal E. Herberg

Reports

This is one of four essays in the NBR Special Report "Adapting to a New Energy Era: Maximizing Potential Benefits for the Asia-Pacific.

September 2014

Japan’s Response to Its New Energy Security Challenges

Tsutomu Toichi

Reports

This is one of four essays in the NBR Special Report "Adapting to a New Energy Era: Maximizing Potential Benefits for the Asia-Pacific.

September 2014

The United States’ Military Posture toward the Middle East: Potential Drivers of Change

Roy Kamphausen

Reports

This is one of four essays in the NBR Special Report "Adapting to a New Energy Era: Maximizing Potential Benefits for the Asia-Pacific.

September 2014

The Architecture of Asian Energy Security

Tom Cutler

Reports

This is one of four essays in the NBR Special Report "Adapting to a New Energy Era: Maximizing Potential Benefits for the Asia-Pacific.

September 2014

Modi’s Visit to the United States: A Turning Point for the U.S.-India Relationship?

Policy Q&A

Ambassador Thomas Pickering examines the strategic context of Modi’s visit, how both sides will seek to approach their objectives for the visit, and opportunities for moving forward. He argues that while the United States and India have disagreed on fundamental issues over the years, there is great potential for closer cooperation in the future.

September 2014

Looking East Amid a Crisis to the West: Russia’s Energy Export Strategies

Policy Q&A

Tatiana Mitrova (Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences) offers insights on the promise for Russian exports to Asian markets, recent developments in Russia’s relations with Asian energy consumers, and the effects of Western sanctions on the country’s energy export prospects.

September 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Negotiations

Richard Katz

NBR Analysis Brief

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Richard Katz, editor-in-chief of the Oriental Economist Report, examines the obstacles to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He argues that failure to reach an agreement by early 2015 could mean indefinite postponement and concludes that a “grand bargain” is needed to prevent this outcome.

August 2014

India in a South Asian Context: Modi's Engagement with India's Neighbors

Nilanthi Samaranayake

Policy Q&A

Nilanthi Samaranayake (CNA Corporation) provides insights on the significance of Modi’s outreach to other South Asian leaders, discusses key issues for the new government in this engagement, and explains how India’s regional efforts are viewed by other countries in Asia, particularly China.

August 2014

Diminishing Returns to High-Tech Standards Wars: China’s Strategies in Mobile Communications Technology

Tomoo Marukawa

Paper

This working paper examines the global competition to dominate standards for mobile communications. It reviews the history of competition, the impact of technological advancements, and how Chinese strategies fit into this changing picture.

August 2014

The Value of Product Development Partnerships

Rob Lin

Health Q&A

A product development partnership (PDP) is a 21st-century nonprofit organizational structure that enables the public, private, academic, and philanthropic sectors to aggregate funding for the development of drugs, vaccines, and other health tools as public goods. Rob Lin, Vice President of Finance at the Infectious Diseases Research Institute (IDRI), about the value of the PDP model to global health R&D, criticisms of the model, and its significance for the U.S.-Asia relationship.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
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