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July 2017

Regional Perspectives on America’s Evolving Asia Policy

Noboru Yamaguchi, Ming Lee, Dmitri Trenin, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Jessica Keough, Xie Tao, Kang Choi, Michael Wesley, Moeed Yusuf and Joseph Chinyong Liow

Roundtables

This Asia Policy roundtable offers perspectives on U.S.-Asia relations from leading scholars and policy practitioners in select Asia-Pacific states.

July 2017

Andrew L. Oros's Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Nicholas Szechenyi, James E. Auer, Kenneth B. Pyle, Yuki Tatsumi and Andrew L. Oros

Book Review Roundtable

In this book review roundtable, experts discuss Andrew Oros’s recent book Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century.

July 2017

Beyond Imposing Costs: Recalibrating U.S. Strategy in the South China Sea

Joel Wuthnow

Essays

This essay assesses how U.S. strategy in the South China Sea can be optimized to retain military superiority while addressing the risk of instability resulting from a clash with China.

April 2017

Charting the Path of Korean Unification amid the Changing Security Landscape in Northeast Asia

Kuyoun Chung

Essays

This essay examines South Korea’s unification policy and argues that it is inherently incompatible with North Korea’s strategic goals, which emphasize regime survival and unification on the regime’s own terms.

April 2017

Sino-Russian Military Cooperation and Japanese Defense Policy

Ken Jimbo

Essays

This essay examines recent developments in Japan-Russia relations and assesses the implications of both China’s rise and the U.S.-Japan alliance for this relationship.

January 2017

Japan’s Coast Guard and Maritime Self-Defense Force in the East China Sea: Can a Black-and-White System Adapt to a Gray-Zone Reality?

Céline Pajon

Articles

This essay examines the need for growing coordination between the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) to better cope with gray-zone situations.

November 2016

The Legacy of Nehruvianism and the Implications for India’s Strategic Culture

Policy Q&A

Ian Hall, a professor of international relations at Griffith University, explains why India remains restrained in its international behavior even as its economic and military power continue to grow.

November 2016

Russian Strategic Culture in the 21st Century: Redefining the West-East Balance

Isabelle Facon

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the influence of key features of Russia’s strategic culture on its international behavior and discusses the potential for Russia to focus more attention on Asia.

November 2016

U.S. Strategic Culture: Liberalism with Limited Liability

Colin Dueck

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter analyzes the central components of U.S. strategic culture, considers the historical and contemporary sources of tension in that culture, and assesses their foreign policy implications.

November 2016

The Pursuit of Autonomy and South Korea's Atypical Strategic Culture

David C. Kang and Jiun Bang

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter argues that South Korea exhibits a relatively undisputed and enduring strategic culture based on autonomy that only partially corresponds to its relative power, economic wealth, and political system.

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
Richard P. Suttmeier, Xiangkui Yao and Alex Zixiang Tan
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
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Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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