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Defense Strategy

October 2016

Strategic Culture, National Strategy, and Policymaking in the Asia-Pacific

Policy Q&A

Ahead of the release of Strategic Asia 2016–17 in November, NBR spoke with Ashley J. Tellis, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and research director of the Strategic Asia Program. Dr. Tellis explains the importance of strategic culture for understanding international relations, discusses the volume’s main findings, and assesses some of the implications for U.S. policy in Asia.

July 2016

A Global People's Liberation Army: Possibilities, Challenges, and Opportunities

Kristen Gunness and Oriana Skylar Mastro

Articles

This article assesses the factors shaping whether China will develop significant military expeditionary capabilities, the conditions under which Chinese leaders may decide to use the military outside East Asia, and implications for the U.S.

November 2015

The United States: A Strong Foundation but Weak Blueprint for National Security

Dennis C. Blair

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter assesses U.S. national resources, U.S. competence in converting those resources into national power, and the adequacy of current and future defense budgets and force structures.

November 2015

Challenges to South Korean Power in the Early 21st Century

Chung Min Lee

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of the national capabilities of the Republic of Korea (ROK), assesses the outlook for its future development, and draws implications for the region and the U.S.

November 2015

Indonesia: The Reluctant Giant

Vikram Nehru

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines Indonesia’s national resource base and the country’s ability to use these resources effectively in meeting its internal and external challenges.

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

India, Pakistan, and the Same Old Problems

Policy Q&A

Aryaman Bhatnagar of the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi) explores the impacts of domestic politics, the Pakistani military establishment, and cross-border terrorism on the India-Pakistan relationship.

December 2014

Seeking Alliances and Partnerships: The Long Road to Confederationism in U.S. Grand Strategy

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter from Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power reviews how the U.S. came to treat alliances and partnerships as essential instruments of its quest for hegemony over time, what tasks U.S. alliances performed in the past, and how their functions promise to mutate in the future.

July 2013

A New Type of Major-Power Relationship: Seeking a Durable Foundation for U.S.-China Ties

David M. Lampton

Policy Essay

In this advance Asia Policy 16 release, David M. Lampton (Johns Hopkins-SAIS) proposes measures to reduce mistrust in U.S.-China relations and build a new type of major-power relationship.

May 2013

Lifting the Shroud on China's Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff

Policy Q&A

Andrew S. Erickson (U.S. Naval War College) and Adam P. Liff (Princeton University) assess trends in China’s defense spending within the wider context of China’s military development and transparency, as well as its broader strategic and national interests.

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STRATEGIC ASIA 2016–17

Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific

Strategic Asia 2016–17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific the sixteenth volume in the Strategic Asia series, examines how the region's major powers view international politics and the use of military force.


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