Understanding the Competitiveness of India’s States
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.
Unpacking National Power: Performance, Institutions, and Innovations
Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) explains how the conception of national power can be usefully broken down and analyzed in terms of national resources and national performance and how the interaction of these two dimensions generates military capabilities.
Xi Jinping’s September 2015 U.S. Visit: Objectives and Outcomes
On Thursday, September 24, 2015, NBR hosted a conference call for media and policymakers on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States. On the call, Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Aaron Friedberg of Princeton University, and Richard Ellings, NBR President, discussed the objectives and outcomes of Xi’s visit and took part in a live Q&A.
India's Accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
In this Q&A, NBR speaks with former Indian ambassador Phunchok Stobdan, a senior fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, to better understand what SCO enlargement means for India.
The 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Review
In June 2015, the United States and China convened the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. In this Q&A, Malcolm R. Lee of the Brookings Institution analyzes the main outcomes of the dialogue in light of China’s stock market instability, serious market access concerns, major cyberattacks, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
One Year On: Modi's Regional Foreign Relations
Former Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses the key issues surrounding Modi’s most important regional diplomatic visits, including to the United States.
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The U.S. Response to China’s Military Modernization
Mark Cozad of the RAND Corporation analyzes the new defense capabilities that China has developed and their effect on U.S. interests in Asia. He maintains that Chinese military modernization has advanced even when U.S. attention was focused on Afghanistan and the Middle East and recommends robust development of U.S. military capabilities to maintain the balance of power and the United States’ leadership role in Asia.