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May 2017

Asia’s Orphan: Taiwan's Strategic Culture in Context

Policy Q&A

Steven M. Goldstein (Harvard University) highlights the main findings of the NBR Special Report "Taiwan: Asia's Orphan?" and explains how Taiwan’s perception of its “orphan” status in the international system shapes its strategic culture, as well as its approach to its relationships with China and the United States.

April 2017

Strategic Considerations in Japan-Russia Relations: The Rise of China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Michito Tsuruoka

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.

April 2017

Japan and the Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

Michael Yahuda

Essays

This essay evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the Sino-Russian strategic partnership in light of the crisis in Ukraine and examines the recent failed attempts by Japan to resolve its long-standing differences with Russia.

December 2016

Pakistan's Strategic Culture: Implications for How Pakistan Perceives and Counters Threats

C. Christine Fair

Essays

This report analyzes four key concepts undergirding the Pakistan Army’s strategic culture and considers the implications for U.S. and Indian efforts to manage the threat from Pakistan.

December 2016

Taiwan: Asia's Orphan?

Steven M. Goldstein

Essays

This report analyzes Taiwan’s strategic culture and argues that the island’s perception of its own orphan status is central to how Taiwan defines its place in the international system.

December 2016

Australia's Strategic Culture and Asia's Changing Regional Order

Nick Bisley

Essays

This report examines the mix of anxiety and dependence that drives Australian strategic culture and assesses how it shapes Australian policy.

November 2016

Two Strategic Cultures, Two Japans

Alexis Dudden

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the divisions in Japan’s strategic culture and assesses the implications for U.S. security interests.

November 2016

The Persistence of Nehruvianism in India's Strategic Culture

Ian Hall

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter analyzes India’s strategic culture in terms of the cultural resources on which its strategic elite draws, the main traditions of strategic thought, and their influence on India’s behavior.

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.

November 2016

Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific

Ashley J. Tellis

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter explains the theoretical evolution of the concept of strategic culture and how it can be utilized to understand national decision-making in the United States and selected Asian nations.

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