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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 12 (July 2011)

Asia Policy 12 includes a roundtable on U.S. re-engagement with Asia; articles on China's economic boom, ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan, and Japanese foreign policy; a Q&A on political change in the DPRK; and reviews of recent books.

Table of Contents

U.S. Re-engagement in Asia
S.R. Joey Long, Simon Tay, Kumar Ramakrishna, Carlyle A. Thayer and Zheng Wang

Human Resources and China’s Long Economic Boom
Thomas G. Rawski

Exploring Regime Instability and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan
Eric McGlinchey

The New Asianism: Japanese Foreign Policy under the Democratic Party of Japan
Daniel Sneider

Policy Q&A
Political Change in the DPRK
Stephan Haggard and Daniel Pinkston

Book Review Roundtable
Toshi Yoshihara & James R. Holmes' Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy
Dean Cheng, Rory Medcalf, Michael McDevitt, Bernard D. Cole, Zheng Wang, James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara

Review Essays
Is India Ready for Prime Time?
David J. Karl