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Q&As: Alliances & Security Architecture

June 2015

China and Indo-U.S. Relations: An Emerging Triangle?

Policy Q&A

Shivshankar Menon (Brookings Institution) argues that despite increasing convergence between the United States and India on China, a strategic triangle has not yet emerged. He discusses options for strengthening bilateral Indo-U.S. cooperation and initiating new trilateral dialogues.

January 2015

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia


The war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the nomination of a new U.S. secretary of defense, the Republican takeover of the Senate, and ongoing negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership all will have important strategic implications for the U.S rebalance to Asia in 2015.

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

May 2013

Madame Park Goes to Washington

Policy Q&A

Ahead of new South Korean president Park Geun-hye's visit to the United States in May, John S. Park (NBR) discussed several of the issues Presidents Guen-hye and Obama were likely to address as tensions on the Korean peninsula continued to simmer.

May 2012

Okinawa and the Future of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance

Policy Q&A

NBR asked Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, to discuss the underlying domestic factors that shape the conflict surrounding the U.S. military presence in Okinawa and how this continuing tension could affect the future of U.S.-Japan security relations.

April 2012

An Australian Perspective on U.S. Rebalancing toward Asia

Policy Q&A

NBR spoke with Rory Medcalf, Strategic Asia 2011–12 contributing author and director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, to assess the U.S. “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region and growing security concerns over China’s military development and territorial disputes.

February 2012

New START, One Year Later

Policy Q&A

On the one-year anniversary of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), signed by the United States and Russia, Christopher Ford, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Center and a former U.S. Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation, looks back at the negotiation, describes the treaty’s current status, and assesses the opportunities for future arms-reduction agreements between the two countries.

November 2011

U.S. Joins East Asia Summit: Implications for Regional Cooperation

Policy Q&A

Following the APEC and ASEAN meetings, the 2012 East Asia Summit provides opportunity to advance regional cooperation. In an interview with NBR, NARP scholar Anne Marie Murphy describes the EAS agenda, implications for host-country Indonesia, and the significance of formally including the United States for the first time.

August 2011

The Life and Legacy of Gen. John M. Shalikashvili

Policy Q&A

Lt. Col. (ret) Roy Kamphausen, Senior Associate for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, reflected on the legacy of this great patriot in a conversation with Andrew Marble, founding editor of NBR’s journal Asia Policy, who is researching and writing a biography on General Shalikashvili.

July 2011

A Way Forward in U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

Policy Q&A

In an interview with NBR, Dr. Stephen P. Cohen and Professor Sunil Dasgupta argue that India rejected offers from U.S. companies for the recent fighter jet bid due to worries over supply reliability. They also maintain that to move defense cooperation forward, the United States and India should consider co-developing weapons technology to bypass U.S. legislative restrictions on technology transfers.

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