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June 2018

Mind the Gap: The Singapore Summit and U.S. Alliances

Commentary

Daniel C. Sneider (Stanford University) writes that the spectacle of the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President obscures essential realities within the region. He argues that the United States should follow up the unconventional diplomacy in Singapore with careful attention to managing our alliances with South Korea and Japan.

May 2018

The Unthinkable with North Korea: A Tilt at the Fulcrum of World Power?

Commentary

Richard J. Ellings (NBR) argues that North Korea and the United States share strategic interests in checking a rising China and outlines steps that the United States could take to exploit this opportunity prudently.

May 2018

Japan’s Relations with Russia and China and the Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Commentary

Kazuhiko Togo surveys Japan’s foreign policies toward China and Russia, and examines the impact of these policies on the United States and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

May 2018

Strengthening U.S.-Taiwan Defense Relations

Roundtables

This roundtable explores the components of contemporary U.S.-Taiwan defense relations and the path to a deeper partnership.

April 2018

Avoiding U.S.-China Competition Is Futile: Why the Best Option Is to Manage Strategic Rivalry

Timothy R. Heath and William R. Thompson

Articles

This article argues that the structural drivers of U.S.-China competition are too deep to resolve through cooperative engagement and that policymakers must instead accept the reality of strategic rivalry and aim to manage it at a lower level of intensity.

April 2018

Frédéric Grare’s India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry

Deepa M. Ollapally, Frédéric Grare, Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta and Andrew Small

Book Review Roundtable

Essays by Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta, Deepa M. Ollapally, and Andrew Small on Frédéric Grare’s recent book India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry are followed by a response from the author.

March 2018

TPP Minus One: The Urgent Need for U.S. Leadership

Commentary

Eleven countries met to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership in early March. Former Congressman Charles Boustany Jr. argues that the United States' withdrawal from the agreement has put U.S. leadership in question.

February 2018

How the United States Influences Russia-China Relations

Brief

Robert Sutter (George Washington University) identifies both the "drivers" of the Sino-Russian partnership and the "brakes" on a closer relationship and considers the consequences of Sino-Russian Cooperation for the United States.

February 2018

The Case for U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Strengths and Limitations

Alison Szalwinski, John S. Park, Roy Kamphausen and Ryo Sahashi

Reports

This report situates the U.S.-ROK-Japan relationship in the context of the scholarly literature on trilateralism and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening trilateral cooperation in four key areas: regional security, nontraditional security, energy security, and space and cybersecurity.

February 2018

Strengthening U.S. Trade Strategy in the Asia-Pacific: The Role for the Korea-U.S. FTA

Commentary

Charles Boustany Jr. and Clara Gillispie explore what is at stake in the Korea-U.S. FTA renegotiations and discuss key considerations for sustaining U.S. economic competitiveness and leadership in the Asia-Pacific.

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
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