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Asia Policy

NBR is establishing a consortium of leading Asian research institutions and universities to support and extend the reach of Asia Policy, facilitating the exchange of regional and U.S. perspectives. NBR is pleased to have the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, and the Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hanyang University in South Korea as consortium partners. For more information about the consortium, please contact

Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers.

Beginning in 2018 with volume 13, Asia Policy will be published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

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Asia Policy Editors:

C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

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Asia Policy 5 (January 2008)

The fifth issue of NBR’s journal Asia Policy features two roundtables: “What If? A World without the U.S.-ROK Alliance” and “Islam in Japan.” The issue includes two essays on oil in Asia and one on China’s submarine rescue efforts. Also featured is a book review roundtable on Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland’s Famine in North Korea.

Table of Contents

What If? A World without the U.S.-ROK Alliance
Nicholas Eberstadt, Aaron L. Friedberg, Geun Lee, S. Enders Wimbush, David C. Kang and Scott Snyder

Islam in Japan: A Cause for Concern?
Emile A. Nakhleh, Keiko Sakurai and Michael Penn

Northeast Asia’s Kovykta Conundrum: A Decade of Promise and Peril
Se Hyun Ahn and Michael T. Jones

The Roots of Chinese Oil Investment Abroad
Trevor Houser

International Submarine Rescue: A Constructive Role for China?
Lyle Goldstein and William Murray

Book Review Roundtable
Stephan Haggard & Marcus Noland's Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform
Edward P. Reed, Chung Min Lee, Andrei Lankov, Hazel Smith, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland