Putin’s Asia Strategy for 2015
In the face of falling oil prices and economic sanctions, Russia has reinforced its pivot to Asia. In this commentary, Morena Skalamera (Harvard University) highlights Putin’s strategies to further embrace Asian markets in relation to energy trade and resource development.
Modi’s Visit to the United States: A Turning Point for the U.S.-India Relationship?
Ambassador Thomas Pickering examines the strategic context of Modi’s visit, how both sides will seek to approach their objectives for the visit, and opportunities for moving forward. He argues that while the United States and India have disagreed on fundamental issues over the years, there is great potential for closer cooperation in the future.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Negotiations
NBR Analysis Brief
In this NBR Analysis Brief, Richard Katz, editor-in-chief of the Oriental Economist Report, examines the obstacles to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He argues that failure to reach an agreement by early 2015 could mean indefinite postponement and concludes that a “grand bargain” is needed to prevent this outcome.
India in a South Asian Context: Modi's Engagement with India's Neighbors
Nilanthi Samaranayake and Nilanthi Samaranayake
Nilanthi Samaranayake (CNA Corporation) provides insights on the significance of Modi’s outreach to other South Asian leaders, discusses key issues for the new government in this engagement, and explains how India’s regional efforts are viewed by other countries in Asia, particularly China.
Achieving the Promise of the ASEAN Economic Community
James Wallar and James Wallar
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.
Strengthening the U.S.-India Relationship
Richard J. Ellings
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.
Indonesia’s Economic Outlook Post 2014 Elections
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.
Don't Panic! China and the Second Energy Revolution
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.
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Canada's Role in the Asia-Pacific Rebalance: Prospects for Cooperation
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.