Assessing U.S.-Asia Relations in a Time of Transition
David Shambaugh, Kimberly Marten, Michael Clarke, Sheila A. Smith, Brian Harding, Ashley J. Tellis, Sue Mi Terry, Richard C. Bush and Teresita C. Schaffer
Bilateral relationships in Asia present major opportunities and challenges for the new U.S. administration. This roundtable contains nine essays analyzing key U.S. relationships in the region—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identifying the most salient current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.
The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific
David Capie, Victor Sumsky, Brendan Taylor, Siew Mun Tang, See Seng Tan, Udai Bhanu Singh, Ken Jimbo, Penghong Cai, 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.
Seeking Alliances and Partnerships: The Long Road to Confederationism in U.S. Grand Strategy
Edited Volumes and Chapters
This chapter from Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power reviews how the U.S. came to treat alliances and partnerships as essential instruments of its quest for hegemony over time, what tasks U.S. alliances performed in the past, and how their functions promise to mutate in the future.
U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century
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
Regional Perspectives on U.S. Strategic Rebalancing
Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang, Abraham M. Denmark, Chaesung Chun, C. Raja Mohan, Noboru Yamaguchi, Peter Jennings, Kitti Prasirtsuk, Barry Desker and Yan Xuetong
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.
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Getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Over the Finish Line
NBR Analysis Brief
In this NBR Analysis Brief, Deborah Elms (Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations) discusses the benefits that the TPP would offer the United States and examines the remaining obstacles to concluding negotiations.