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Economics/Trade

July 2014

Achieving the Promise of the ASEAN Economic Community

Paper

This paper provides a snapshot of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as it seeks to promote trade and investment within and outside the region and create an ASEAN Economic Community.

July 2014

Strengthening the U.S.-India Relationship

Reports

In this report, Richard J. Ellings, President of the National Bureau of Asian Research, examines the economic obstacles to a deeper strategic partnership between the two countries. He argues that if these challenges are addressed in ways that enhance each nation's interests in economic development, the United States and India are positioned to collaborate more effectively on a broader set of international political and security questions.

July 2014

Indonesia’s Economic Outlook Post 2014 Elections

Policy Q&A

Gunawan Wicaksono (Harvard University) shares his thoughts on what the incoming president could do to turn the tides and jump-start more robust economic growth for Indonesia.

July 2014

Don't Panic! China and the Second Energy Revolution

Llewelyn Hughes

Book Review Roundtable

This is one of five essays in a book review roundtable on Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi's By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest Is Changing the World.

July 2014

Canada's Role in the Asia-Pacific Rebalance: Prospects for Cooperation

James Manicom

Articles

In this Asia Policy 18 advance release, James Manicom (CIGI) explores Canada's role in the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and argues that tensions between the two countries' foreign policy priorities may prevent a perfect North American marriage in the Pacific.

July 2014

Hajime!--The Causes and Prospects of the New Start in Russian-Japanese Relations

James D.J. Brown

Articles

In this article from Asia Policy 18, James D.J. Brown (Temple University) analyzes the personal, political, economic, and security factors behind the recent warming in Russia-Japan relations and examines the prospects for this trend to continue given geopolitical uncertainties in Ukraine and the disputed Northern Territories. The full issue will be released on July 21.

June 2014

Sunflower Movement Questions Future Direction of Cross-Strait Relations

Policy Q&A

Following the signing of the controversial Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement, John W. Garver (Georgia Institute of Technology) discusses the immediate challenges facing cross-strait relations and assesses whether a more harmonious or confrontational relationship between the two countries is on the horizon.

May 2014

Revitalizing India’s Economic Growth

Policy Q&A

Ajay Shriram (Confederation of Indian Industry) discusses how India’s newly elected government can help revitalize the country’s economy. He argues that the key to boosting India’s economic growth is to implement policies that create more jobs for India’s growing youth population.

May 2014

Exporting Coal from the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Paper

This working paper provides a general review of how transportation constraints affect energy markets and then offers a framework for thinking more specifically about the greenhouse gas implications of building new coal ports in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

May 2014

New Collaborative Approaches to IP Protection

Paper

This working paper examines new approaches to trade-secret protection and argues that protecting intellectual property (IP) requires more than enhanced corporate protection measures and better government enforcement mechanisms; informal information sharing is a necessary component.

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Chinese Translations


China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
Full Text Chinese


Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
Full Text Chinese


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
Full Text Chinese


China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
Full Text Chinese


Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
Conference Report
Full Text Chinese


Japanese Translations


Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
Full Text Japanese


Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
Full Text Japanese


Vietnamese Translations


Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
Full Text Vietnamese


Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
Full Text Vietnamese


First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
Full Text Vietnamese


Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
Executive Summary Vietnamese