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Recent Commentary and Q&A

December 2014

Putin’s Asia Strategy for 2015

Commentary

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.

December 2014

Making India an Attractive Investment Destination: Analyzing FDI Policy and Challenges

Policy Q&A

This paper outlines India’s FDI policies and highlights challenges for foreign investors, recent policy developments, and the potential for foreign firms.

November 2014

Myanmar: What Is Next for Business Engagement?

Commentary

In this new commentary, Erin Murphy and James Clad draw on their extensive knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region to offer unique insight into what’s to come for foreign business engagement in Myanmar.

November 2014

U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Policy Q&A

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power

November 2014

Building Strategic Trust in the U.S.-China Relationship

Policy Q&A

Paul Haenle (Carnegie-Tsinghua) discusses the role of strategic trust in the U.S.-China relationship in light of the upcoming meeting between President Obama and President Xi on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Beijing. He emphasizes the importance of presidential bilateral meetings to the U.S.-China relationship and offers suggestions for how the two presidents can overcome the challenges to building strategic trust.

November 2014

Previewing President Obama’s Trip to Myanmar for the East Asia Summit

Commentary

This commentary analyzes the potential impact President Obama’s trip to Myanmar will have on the future of the United States’ Myanmar policy and relations between the two countries.

October 2014

China-India Nuclear Relations

Policy Q&A

Vipin Narang (MIT) examines bilateral nuclear dynamics between China and India as well as Pakistan’s role in the relationship. He maintains that the United States should encourage Sino-Indian stability by remaining largely in the background.

September 2014

Modi’s Visit to the United States: A Turning Point for the U.S.-India Relationship?

Policy Q&A

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.

September 2014

New Security Priorities for a New Decade

Commentary

Senator Slade Gorton, NBR Counselor and former 9/11 Commission member, assesses the evolving national security landscape ten years after the release of the influential 9/11 Commission Report and highlights emerging security threats that policymakers need to address.

September 2014

Looking East Amid a Crisis to the West: Russia’s Energy Export Strategies

Policy Q&A

Tatiana Mitrova (Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences) offers insights on the promise for Russian exports to Asian markets, recent developments in Russia’s relations with Asian energy consumers, and the effects of Western sanctions on the country’s energy export prospects.

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