- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

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.

Learn More Click

Asia Policy Editors:

C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

Asia Policy Submission GuidelinesClick

Asia Policy Publications Ethics StatementClick

Asia Policy Editorial BoardClick

Asia Policy 13 (January 2012)

Topics in this issue include the "Beijing consensus" approach to development; implications of Korean political engagement for relations between Korea and the United States; the impact of democratization on Indonesian foreign policy; Taiwan-Japan relations; identity as a factor complicating U.S.-China relations; and a recent book by Jonathan Pollack on North Korean nuclear weapons.

Table of Contents

Special Essay
Is the “Beijing Consensus” Now Dominant?
John Williamson

Korean Political Engagement and U.S.-Korea Relations
Katherine H.S. Moon, Taeku Lee and Yoonhee Kang

Democratization and Indonesian Foreign Policy: Implications for the United States
Ann Marie Murphy

Incompatible Partners: The Role of Identity and Self-Image in the Sino-U.S. Relationship
Lyle Morris

Taiwan-Japan Relations in an Era of Uncertainty
Thomas S. Wilkins

Book Review Roundtable
Jonathan Pollack's No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security
Toby Dalton, Jeffrey Lewis, Sue Mi Terry, Sung-Yoon Lee and Jonathan D. Pollack

Kims, Kims, and Nothing But the Kims
Toby Dalton

Huis Clos: The Limits of Understanding North Korean Decisionmaking
Jeffrey Lewis

No More Illusions of Denuclearization
Sue Mi Terry

Build It, and They Will Recompense: North Korea’s Nuclear Strategy
Sung-Yoon Lee

The Kim Dynasty and North Korea’s Nuclear Future: Will History Still Rhyme?
Jonathan D. Pollack