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.
Pakistan’s Energy Crisis
An acute ongoing energy crisis poses serious threats to Pakistan’s feeble economy and national security environment. Michael Kugelman (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars) examines the origins of the country’s energy problems, prevailing hurdles to reform, and potential impact of the upcoming general elections.
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.
China’s Military Challenge
To mark the release of the twelfth volume in NBR’s Strategic Asia series—Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge—we spoke with Strategic Asia Research Director Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace). In this interview, Dr. Tellis discusses the key findings of the book and argues that China’s increasingly sophisticated military capabilities hold the potential to fundamentally alter the strategic balance of the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
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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.