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February 2016

India's Space Program: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Concerns

Policy Q&A

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi) discusses the new security focus in India's space program and the country's primary strategic concerns in this domain as well as the prospects for potential commercial actors in India's space sector and the role of foreign partners in the development of new technologies.

January 2016

Sino-Pakistani Relations: Axis or Entente Cordiale?

Feroz Hassan Khan

Book Review Roundtable

This essay is part of a book review roundtable on Andrew Small'sThe China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics.

January 2016

Author's Response: Beyond India-Centricity--China and Pakistan Look West

Andrew Scobell and Andrew Scobell

Book Review Roundtable

This essay is part of a book review roundtable on Andrew Small's The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics.

January 2016

Keeping Pakistan as a Balancer While Courting Indian Friendship

John W. Garver

Book Review Roundtable

This essay is part of a book review roundtable on Andrew Small'sThe China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics.

January 2016

The Strange Tale of Sino-Pakistani Friendship

Daniel Markey

Book Review Roundtable

This essay is part of a book review roundtable on Andrew Small's The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics.

January 2016

Friends in Need...

Andrew Scobell

Book Review Roundtable

This essay is part of a book review roundtable on Andrew Small's The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics.

January 2016

Where Is the China-Pakistan Relationship Heading--Strategic Partnership or Conditional Engagement?

Meena Singh Roy

Book Review Roundtable

This essay is part of a book review roundtable on Andrew Small's The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics.

January 2016

Fact Sheet: The Paris Climate Agreement

Online Resource

This fact sheet outlines the energy and environmental efforts and challenges facing important players in the Asia-Pacific in light of the critical role countries in the region will play in achieving goals set in the Paris climate agreement.

January 2016

Out of Its Comfort Zone: Indonesia and the South China Sea

Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "Non-claimant Perspectives on the South China Sea Disputes."

January 2016

Japan's Perceptions of and Interests in the South China Sea

Yoji Koda

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable " Non-claimant Perspectives on the South China Sea Disputes."

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Course Reader: Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific



This special collection of essays from leading experts, selected from previous NBR publications, provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the trends and challenges shaping the energy security outlook for the Asia-Pacific and the world.

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STRATEGIC ASIA 2015–16




FOUNDATIONS OF NATIONAL POWER

in the Asia-Pacific


The latest volume in the Strategic Asia series examines how the region's major powers are building their national power as geopolitical competition intensifies. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes a country’s economic, technological, human, and natural resources and assesses how well its political system translates those capabilities into military and diplomatic power.

Translations of NBR Publications


Chinese Translations


China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
Full Text Chinese


Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
Full Text Chinese


Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
Richard P. Suttmeier, Xiangkui Yao and Alex Zixiang Tan
Full Text Chinese


China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
Full Text Chinese


Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
Conference Report
Full Text Chinese


Japanese Translations


Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Thomas B. Fargo, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ryo Sahashi, Kei Koga and Alison Szalwinski
Full text Japanese


Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
Full Text Japanese


Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
Full Text Japanese


Vietnamese Translations


Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
Full Text Vietnamese


Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
Full Text Vietnamese


First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
Full Text Vietnamese


Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
Executive Summary Vietnamese