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Political Leadership

February 2016

Strengthening Transatlantic Policy Coordination on Asia

Michael Wills and Nadège Rolland

NBR Analysis Brief

Nadège Rolland and Michael Wills (NBR) discuss a recent Track 1.5 dialogue between representatives from the United States, France, Britain, Germany, and the EU. They argue that countries on both sides of the Atlantic share vital interests in Asia, and that stronger transatlantic policy coordination is needed to prepare for potential security crises in the region.

November 2015

Russian Power Rising and Falling Simultaneously

Andrew C. Kuchins

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter assesses the foundations and trajectory of Russia’s national power, including its resources, national performance, and military capabilities.

November 2015

Japan’s National Power in a Shifting Global Balance

Michael Auslin

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter argues that Japan has the economic strength, political cohesiveness, and state infrastructure to develop and deploy comparatively significant military capabilities in Asia.

November 2015

China’s National Power: A Colossus with Iron or Clay Feet?

Nadège Rolland

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the foundations of China’s national power: its national resources, national performance, and military capabilities.

September 2015

An Opportunity to Use the Space Domain to Strengthen the U.S.-China Relationship

Policy Brief

Brian Weeden (Secure World Foundation) discusses the U.S.-China relationship in space and provides recommendations for managing tensions and promoting positive engagement ahead of the presidential summit.

September 2015

Promoting Strategic Stability in the Midst of Sino-U.S. Competition

Policy Brief

In advance of the summit between President Obama and President Xi, Elbridge A. Colby (Center for a New American Security) discusses the role of nuclear stability in the U.S.-China relationship and suggests recommendations for the two leaders

August 2015

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy

Daniel Sneider

NBR Analysis Brief

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Daniel Sneider (Stanford University) examines Shinzo Abe’s recent attempts to revise Japan’s defense guidelines. He considers how these attempts may affect the Japanese domestic political landscape and the implications that Abe’s actions may have for key issues in the U.S.-Japan alliance, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. military interests in Okinawa.

August 2015

India's Accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Policy Q&A

In this Q&A, NBR speaks with former Indian ambassador Phunchok Stobdan, a senior fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, to better understand what SCO enlargement means for India.

August 2015

How to Watch Myanmar's 2015 Elections

Commentary

Myanmar’s upcoming election in November 2015 will be a bellwether for the government’s willingness to incorporate its entire population into a more meaningful political system. In this NBR commentary, Rachel Wagley analyzes the electoral process, constitutional barriers to democratic governance, and ethnic disenfranchisement.

July 2015

One Year On: Modi's Regional Foreign Relations

Policy Q&A

Former Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses the key issues surrounding Modi’s most important regional diplomatic visits, including to the United States.

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