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January 2016

Singapore and the South China Sea: Being an Effective Coordinator and Honest Broker

Jane Chan

Roundtables

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

January 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Asia-Pacific

Essays

This essay is part of a Strategic Asia Program series on Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific.

December 2015

ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch

Commentary

In advance of the December 31, 2015, launch of the ASEAN Economic Community by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Rachel Wagley (NBR) looks at the obstacles to full integration that Southeast Asia still faces.

May 2015

2015 Pacific Energy Summit

Event Summaries and Publications

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit, “Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security,” was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from May 27 to 29. The Summit convened an exclusive group of 200 leaders from government, business, and research organizations to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.

March 2015

How the 114th Congress Can Advance Trade across the Pacific

Policy Brief

Derek Scissors (American Enterprise Institute) addresses four sets of trade challenges facing the 114th Congress and identifies specific actions Congress can take to address them.

December 2014

The Singapore-U.S. Strategic Partnership: The Global City and the Global Superpower

Matthew Shannon Stumpf

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter from Strategic Asia 2014–15 assesses Singapore’s international strategy; examines the country’s relationship with the U.S., China, and other regional states; and makes recommendations for the U.S. and Singapore to deepen their cooperation in the 21st century.

December 2014

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.

November 2014

U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Policy Q&A

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

July 2014

A Green Vision vs. a Brown Outlook: The Future of ASEAN’S Energy Mix

Xunpeng Shi and Xunpeng Shi

Paper

This working paper assesses competing outlooks for ASEAN's energy mix—highlighting the paradox of its fossil fuel-dominated outlook when contrasted with its aspirations to move toward a greener energy mix—and reviews regional energy security strategies using the SWOT analysis method to evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

July 2014

Achieving the Promise of the ASEAN Economic Community

James Wallar and James Wallar

Paper

This paper provides a snapshot of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as it seeks to promote trade and investment within and outside the region and create an ASEAN Economic Community.

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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.

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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
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Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Thomas B. Fargo, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ryo Sahashi, Kei Koga and Alison Szalwinski
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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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
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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