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Q&As: International Relations

August 2015

India's Accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Policy Q&A

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.

March 2015

The 7th Trilateral Ministers' Meeting

Commentary

Julia Oh, Atlas Corps Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, analyzes the outcomes and the implications of the 7th Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held on March 21 in Seoul.

March 2015

Cyber Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Policy Q&A

James Lewis, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of the Strategic Technologies Program, examines the current status of cyber cooperation in Northeast Asia and assesses the political and security implications for U.S. foreign policy.

March 2015

India, Pakistan, and the Same Old Problems

Policy Q&A

Aryaman Bhatnagar of the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi) explores the impacts of domestic politics, the Pakistani military establishment, and cross-border terrorism on the India-Pakistan relationship.

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

January 2014

UN Operations in Africa Provide a Mechanism for Japan’s Military Normalization Agenda

Commentary

Jeremy Taylor (SOAS, University of London) and Michael Edward Walsh (SOAS, University of London) examine Japan’s role in UN operations in Africa and assess the implications of the country’s contributions to peacekeeping missions for the normalization of the Japanese military.

September 2012

China’s Navy and Air Force: Advancing Capabilities and Missions

Policy Q&A

In the second half of a two-part interview on China’s advancing naval and air forces, Strategic Asia author Andrew S. Erickson (U.S. Naval War College) discusses the capabilities and strategic implications of several of China’s most sophisticated systems, including its improving submarine force and low-observable aircraft programs.

July 2012

ASEAN and the South China Sea: Deepening Divisions

Policy Q&A

NBR asked Ian Storey (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) for his insights into developments in the South China Sea, divisions between ASEAN members at the recent ASEAN-led meetings in Cambodia, and what this means for regional stability.

July 2012

Revisiting India’s Policy Priorities: Nonalignment 2.0 and the Asian Matrix

Commentary

As India rapidly rises as a major global power, does its foreign policy need an overhaul? Jagannath Panda (IDSA) examines this question, including how India should manage its policy partnerships with the U.S., China, and multilateral organizations.

June 2012

Chinese Nationalism and Its Future Prospects

Policy Q&A

Many observers, both in Asia and the West, are consequently concerned about the role that Chinese nationalism could play in shaping the trajectory of China’s rise. NBR asked Yingjie Guo, an Associate Professor of International Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, to comment on the nature of this political and cultural force and its implications for China’s future.

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