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August 2016

Declaring Consistent Commitments: U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Policy Q&A

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U.S. chief of naval operations, discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

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

Assessing National Power in Asia

Ashley J. Tellis

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter explains how three distinct conceptions of power—as resources, ability, and outcomes—informed the framework of this study and presents an overview of each chapter in the volume.

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

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

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.

October 2015

A Shared Destiny in the Asian Commons: Evaluating the India-U.S. Maritime Relationship

Commentary

Earlier this week, the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy completed Exercise Malabar, an annual joint maritime interaction in the Bay of Bengal. Abhijit Singh (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) reflects on the strategic fundamentals of the India-U.S. maritime partnership.

September 2015

Building a New Type of U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relationship

Policy Q&A

Major General Yao Yunzhu, director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at the PLA’s Academy of Military Science, discusses the recent positive developments in U.S.-China military-to-military relations.

July 2015

From Strategic Partnership to Strategic Alliance? Australia-Japan Security Ties and the Asia-Pacific

Thomas S. Wilkins

Articles

This article addresses the developing security relationship between Australia and Japan and assesses implications for the U.S. and the region.

July 2015

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Assessing the Operational Value of Engaging PLA Leadership

James P. Nolan

Articles

This article examines if trust can be established between U.S. and Chinese military leaders and what operational value can be derived from those personal relationships.

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