Recent Commentary and Q&A
Trade in Clean Energy: Bridging the Governance Gap
Christopher Dent and Clare Richardson-Barlow (University of Leeds) discuss the need for comprehensive governance of trade in clean energy and highlight the potential of cooperation between WTO and the UNFCCC to better utilize clean energy trade to achieve climate goals.
What Do China’s Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?
Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow (Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the U.S. National Defense University) discuss the implications of recent People's Liberation Army reforms on Taiwan
Five Years since Fukushima
Kei Shimogori (Institute of Energy Economics Japan) evaluates the changes happening in Japan’s nuclear energy and power sector as a result of the nuclear accident triggered by the massive earthquake on March 11, 2011.
India's Maritime Stakes in the South Asian Littoral
In light of recent developments in the waters around India, Abhijit Singh (Observer Research Foundation) looks at New Delhi’s maritime operations and partnerships in the context of South Asia’s evolving maritime politics.
The Nuclear Security Summit
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.
Air Pollution in Indonesia
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.
Rising to the Challenge of Energy Security
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.
India's Space Program: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Concerns
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.
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ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch
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.