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February 2015

Myanmar’s Peace Process: Mediating Historic Distrust

Policy Q&A

Gum San Nsang, president of Kachin Alliance, discusses the current status of negotiations and explains what ethnics groups hope to achieve through the process. He argues that both the Myanmar government and military must commit to substantial institutional and political reforms in order to generate credibility for the difficult peace negotiations. He also makes the case for why a diverse group of international observers should be allowed to witness the ceasefire talks.

January 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Pathway for U.S. Energy Exports to Japan

Essays

Can one of the Asia-Pacific’s strongest alliances also make good on its potential for expanded energy trade? Tom Cutler (Cutler International, LLC) examines the outlook for increased U.S.-Japan trade in coal, oil, and LNG and what role the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) might have in expanding the U.S.-Japan energy relationship.

January 2015

Introduction: Dangerous Dynamism in Asia’s Nuclear Future

Christopher P. Twomey

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

Nuclear Stability and Polarity in Post-Cold War Asia

Rajesh Basrur

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

The Utility of Nuclear and Conventional Forces in the Second Nuclear Age: A Japanese Military Perspective

Noboru Yamaguchi

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

China’s Development of a More Secure Nuclear Second-Strike Capability: Implications for Chinese Behavior and U.S. Extended Deterrence

Benjamin Schreer

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

The North Korean Nuclear Problem: Twenty Years of Crisis

Kang Choi

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

The India-Pakistan Nuclear Dyad and Regional Nuclear Dynamics

P.K. Singh

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

The Evolving Nuclear Order: Implications for Proliferation, Arms Racing, and Stability

Aaron L. Friedberg

Roundtables

This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future."

January 2015

South Korea's Search for Nuclear Sovereignty

Toby Dalton and Alexandra Francis

Articles

This article argues that the narrow technical disagreements stalling the renegotiation of the U.S.–South Korea nuclear cooperation agreement mask a far larger and more complicated set of issues and interests that challenge both the future of bilateral nuclear cooperation and the nonproliferation regime.

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