China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative and the Sino-Russian Entente
To better understand the nuances of the developing relationship between Russia and China, NBR spoke with Alexander Gabuev (Carnegie Moscow Center) about Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to China, a natural gas agreement signed in May 2014, and long-term prospects for the Sino-Russian entente.
India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean
David Brewster, You Ji, Zhu Li, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Abhijit Singh, Raja Menon, Darshana M. Baruah, John W. Garver and Rory Medcalf
This Asia Policy roundtable brings together leading scholars and practitioners from India, China, the United States, and Australia to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their respective roles and relationships in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain.
The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific
See Seng Tan, Siew Mun Tang, Brendan Taylor, Penghong Cai, Udai Bhanu Singh, Ken Jimbo, David Capie, Victor Sumsky, Lee Jaehyon and Kurt Leffler
This Asia Policy roundtable examines the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) from the perspectives of ASEAN and the eight Plus countries—Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.
Russia and the New World Disorder
Kimberly Marten, Agnia Grigas, Charles E. Ziegler, Olga Oliker, Michael Kofman and Bobo Lo
Book Review Roundtable
In this book review roundtable, five experts discuss Bobo Lo’s Russia and the New World Disorder, followed by a response essay from the author.
China’s Evolving Approach to Economic Diplomacy
Timothy R. Heath
This article argues that China’s approach to economic diplomacy following the global financial crisis, while designed to improve the country’s competitiveness, has weakened the role that trade and investment have traditionally played in restraining tensions with the U.S.
Securitizing the TPP in Japan: Policymaking Structure and Discourse
Aurelia George Mulgan
This article attempts to measure and define the level of “securitization” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Japanese national politics by analyzing both the structure of policymaking and the policy discourse on the TPP under the Abe administration until the October 2015 agreement reached in Atlanta.
Advancing Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective
This essay analyzes the U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral relationship from a U.S. perspective and highlights the critical role that the U.S. has played in mediating tensions between South Korea and Japan.
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The Future of Trilateral Cooperation: A Japanese Perspective
This essay examines the potential for trilateral cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and the ROK and argues that Japan and South Korea should take steps to strengthen the liberal international order through middle-power cooperation sustained by their U.S. alliance relationships.