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March 2015

The 114th Congress and Human Rights in East Asia

Policy Brief

Frank Jannuzi (Mansfield Foundation) addresses human rights issues in East Asia and identifies actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

U.S.-China Relations: Challenges for the 114th Congress

Policy Brief

Charles Freeman III (Brookings Institution and Center for Strategic and International Studies) addresses key issues in the U.S.-China relationship and identifies specific actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

Reshaping the Rebalance: How the 114th Congress Can Advance U.S. Asia Strategy

Policy Brief

Van Jackson (Center for a New American Security and Council on Foreign Relations) addresses three strategic challenges facing U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific and identifies specific actions the 114th Congress can take to address them.

March 2015

Four Priorities in the Asia-Pacific for the 114th Congress

Policy Brief

NBR’s briefing series “Four Priorities in the Asia-Pacific for the 114th Congress” provides specific guidance on the most fundamental challenges facing Congress in 2015 and 2016: an outdated U.S. security strategy, serious and often overlooked human rights crises, the complicated U.S.-China relationship, and changing economic and trade realities affecting U.S. prosperity.

March 2015

How the 114th Congress Can Advance Trade across the Pacific

Policy Brief

Derek Scissors (American Enterprise Institute) addresses four sets of trade challenges facing the 114th Congress and identifies specific actions Congress can take to address them.

February 2015

China’s New Silk Road

Commentary

Launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, China’s initiative to build a Silk Road economic belt signals a new era of integration between China and its Central Asian neighbors in support of Beijing’s growing regional influence. In this NBR Commentary, Nadège Rolland, Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, examines the economic and strategic prospects for the initiative.

February 2015

China’s Energy Hedging Strategy: Less Than Meets the Eye for Russian Gas Pipelines

Essays

Amy Myers Jaffe, Kenneth Medlock III, and Meghan O’Sullivan argue that, despite the rhetoric, Russia’s pivot to Asia is unlikely to result in a grand energy-based strategic alliance between China and Russia.

February 2015

Sri Lanka’s Election: A New Path Forward

Policy Q&A

President Maithripala Sirisena’s surprise electoral victory has led to a re-evaluation of Sri Lanka’s political environment. Nilanthi Samaranayake (CNA Corporation) provides insight into the significance of Sri Lanka’s change in leadership and assesses the potential impact on the country’s relationships with major regional powers.

February 2015

Myanmar’s Peace Process: Mediating Historic Distrust

Policy Q&A

Gum San Nsang, president of Kachin Alliance, discusses the current status of negotiations and explains what ethnics groups hope to achieve through the process. He argues that both the Myanmar government and military must commit to substantial institutional and political reforms in order to generate credibility for the difficult peace negotiations. He also makes the case for why a diverse group of international observers should be allowed to witness the ceasefire talks.

January 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Pathway for U.S. Energy Exports to Japan

Essays

Can one of the Asia-Pacific’s strongest alliances also make good on its potential for expanded energy trade? Tom Cutler (Cutler International, LLC) examines the outlook for increased U.S.-Japan trade in coal, oil, and LNG and what role the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) might have in expanding the U.S.-Japan energy relationship.

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