NBR Voices: The Abe-Trump Summit in Washington, D.C.
Insights from NBR experts identify the central challenges for the U.S.-Japan relationship and offer context for those tracking Prime Minister Abe's visit to meet with President Trump in Washington, D.C.
Pacific Trilateralism: A New Narrative of Cooperation
n late 2016, NBR held a workshop in Washington, D.C., as part of a project to study the relationship among the United States, South Korea, and Japan. Experts exchanged analysis of recent developments relating to the relationship and the policies needed to strengthen trilateral cooperation. This report from the workshop examines ongoing challenges and explores promising areas for the three countries to address emerging traditional and nontraditional threats.
Secretary James Mattis's Visit to South Korea and Japan
As Secretary of Defense James Mattis met with senior officials in both countries, he reassured these two critical allies of the United States' ongoing nuclear defense guarantee and security commitment. Read analysis on these and other issues related to the visit.
NBR Senior Advisor Nicholas Eberstadt Testifies on North Korea Policy
On January 31, 2017, Nicholas Eberstadt testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on "Confronting the North Korea Threat: Reassessing Policy Options." The subject of his testimony was "From "Engagement" to Threat Reduction: Moving toward a North Korea Policy That Works."
The Failure of Maritime Sanctions Enforcement against North Korea
This article examines the ineffectiveness of current sanctions on marine traffic into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) by identifying four weaknesses that allow traffic there to continue: flags of convenience, misidentification or false registration, offshore ownership, and shell-firm owners, managers, and insurers.
The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Regional Perspectives on a Nuclear-Free Peninsula
Chung-in Moon, Ren Xiao, Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Van Jackson and Andrei Lankov
The United States and East Asian states have tried various methods to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but no successful formula has emerged. This Asia Policy roundtable contains five essays that examine the relationships between North Korea and China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States and assess the prospects for denuclearization.
China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay
Yan Sun, David Bachman, Nicholas Calcina Howson and Minxin Pei
Book Review Roundtable
This book review roundtable on Book Review Roundtable
Minxin Pei’s China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay features three review essays followed by an response from the author.
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Assessing U.S.-Asia Relations in a Time of Transition
David Shambaugh, Sheila A. Smith, Sue Mi Terry, Richard C. Bush, Kimberly Marten, Ashley J. Tellis, Teresita C. Schaffer, Brian Harding and Michael Clarke
Bilateral relationships in Asia present major opportunities and challenges for the new U.S. administration. This roundtable contains nine essays analyzing key U.S. relationships in the region—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identifying the most salient current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.