The revelation that one of the China's largest domestic drug companies had falsified safety and inspection data on its rabies vaccine has ignited a major public health scandal in the country. NBR senior associate Benjamin Shobert analyzes the key factors at play in the scandal and assesses China’s way forward to address the problem.
NBR's Dan Aum interviews Jonathan Elkind (Columbia University, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy) and Clara Gillispie (NBR) about U.S. energy policy in Asia.
Keun-Wook Paik (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) discusses the latest developments in Russian-Asian energy cooperation, provides the perspective from the ROK, and assesses the potential for future projects in the region.
Ryo Kubota (Acucela, Keio University) discusses why greater strategic leadership will be required for Japan to address its healthcare challenges and explains how a new mandate for the country’s chief medical officer could address that need.
Daniel C. Sneider (Stanford University) writes that the spectacle of the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President obscures essential realities within the region. He argues that the United States should follow up the unconventional diplomacy in Singapore with careful attention to managing our alliances with South Korea and Japan.
Bernard D. Cole (U.S. National War College) discusses China's evolving military strategy and provides insight into its force planning in the Taiwan Strait.
Richard J. Ellings (NBR) argues that North Korea and the United States share strategic interests in checking a rising China and outlines steps that the United States could take to exploit this opportunity prudently.
Kazuhiko Togo surveys Japan’s foreign policies toward China and Russia, and examines the impact of these policies on the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Launched in 2009, NBR’s annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and academia to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. By bridging the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors, the Summit informs policy and inspires collaboration to help support sustainable economic development.►