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Recent Commentary and Q&A

April 2016

The Nuclear Security Summit

Commentary

Eunjung Lim (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) provides key takeaways from the recent Nuclear Security Summit, particularly discussions among President Barack Obama, South Korean president Park Geun-hye and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on North Korea’s nuclear program.

April 2016

Air Pollution in Indonesia

Commentary

Satya Widya Yudha (House of Representatives, Indonesia) discusses the causes and severe costs of air pollution in Indonesia and outlines policy prescriptions for improving emissions outlooks and combatting climate change.

March 2016

The New Sanctions Regime against North Korea and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Policy Q&A

David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, examines the new sanctions imposed on North Korea and their implications for U.S. policy.

March 2016

Rising to the Challenge of Energy Security

Commentary

Tom Cutler (Cutler International, LLC) and Clara Gillispie (NBR) consider how the United States, China, and India are individually responding to energy security challenges, and where collective action could better advance all three countries' shared interests.

February 2016

India's Space Program: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Concerns

Policy Q&A

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi) discusses the new security focus in India's space program and the country's primary strategic concerns in this domain as well as the prospects for potential commercial actors in India's space sector and the role of foreign partners in the development of new technologies.

December 2015

ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch

Commentary

In advance of the December 31, 2015, launch of the ASEAN Economic Community by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Rachel Wagley (NBR) looks at the obstacles to full integration that Southeast Asia still faces.

December 2015

India in the Middle East

Policy Q&A

Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, discusses India’s relationships with various states in the Middle East. Dr. Sidhu examines the impact of recent developments such as the Iran nuclear deal and considers the potential for future U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation in the region.

December 2015

Trilateral Development in Northeast Asia: South Korea, Japan, and China

Policy Q&A

Evans Revere, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior adviser with the Albright Stonebridge Group, provides insights into the recent trilateral summit. Mr. Revere assesses the current challenges confronting Northeast Asia and discusses the political and security implications for U.S. foreign policy.

November 2015

Understanding the Competitiveness of India’s States

Policy Q&A

Amit Kapoor (India Council on Competitiveness), author of the recently released India State Competitiveness Report 2015, discusses key trends, investment patterns, signs of progress, and suggestions for improvements in state-level competitiveness.

November 2015

The Parameters of Japan’s New Security Legislation Are Being Framed in Africa

Commentary

Jeremy Taylor looks at the African context in which the deepening and widening of Japan’s international security posture is taking place and the role of those deployments in advancing the military normalization agenda of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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