Whose Pacific Century? The 113th Congress and Asia
Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining
NBR Analysis Report
Edward Gresser (Progressive Economy) and Daniel Twining (German Marshall Fund of the United States) examine the central issues facing the new Congress in the dynamic Asia-Pacific security and trade environment. These issues range from dealing with an increasingly dangerous North Korea and managing the military drawdown in Afghanistan to possibly concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Regional Perspectives on U.S. Strategic Rebalancing
Abraham M. Denmark, Yan Xuetong, Noboru Yamaguchi, Chaesung Chun, Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang, C. Raja Mohan, Barry Desker, Kitti Prasirtsuk and Peter Jennings
This Asia Policy roundtable brings together experts in Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand to offer regional perspectives on the U.S. policy of strategic rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific.
Healthcare in India: A Call for Innovative Reform
To get more insight on the reforms needed to India’s healthcare, NBR spoke with Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development who wrote her Harvard School of Public Health dissertation on health systems in India. Dr. Fan provides an assessment on the state of India’s health system, the potential for Universal Health Coverage, and how the changing nature of disease in India affects public health functions, among other key issues.
Balancing Rivals: India’s Tightrope between Iran and the United States
Harsh V. Pant and Julie M. Super
Through an analysis of India’s bilateral relationship with both countries, this article maintains that Indian interests, rather than U.S. pressure, will largely determine India’s foreign policy toward Iran. Although relations with Washington are valuable to New Delhi, India will maintain its emphasis on strategic autonomy and continue to walk a tightrope between Iran and the United States.
Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1962 Sino-Indian Border War
On the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian Border War, Strategic Asia author Arun Sahgal (Institute of National Security Studies) discusses the lessons learned from the conflict and explains how the dispute still shapes relations between the two rising powers 50 years later.
Toward an Economic Overhaul: Assessing India's "Big Bang" Reforms
To assess what recently announced reforms may mean for India's economic outlook and political process, NBR spoke with Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development.
China’s Navy and Air Force: Advancing Capabilities and Missions
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.
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India’s Military Modernization: Plans and Strategic Underpinnings
As India is emerging a important strategic partner for the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific, Gurmeet Kanwal assesses the progress of India’s military modernization and argues that in order to achieve interoperability with U.S. and other friendly armed forces, the Indian military needs to create force structures capable of undertaking network-centric warfare on land, at sea, and in the air.