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June 2015

Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: Health and the Environment

Expert Voices

May 29, 2015, NBR hosted an on-the-record media roundtable discussion in Beijing, China, as part of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit. combating pollution, developing renewables and sustainable energy mixes, and the role of government in protecting health and energy security. Listen to audio and read select highlights.

July 2013

Climate Change and Water Security in the Himalayan Region

Richard A. Matthew


This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia."

July 2013

Himalayan Water Security: A South Asian Perspective

Mark Giordano and Tushaar Shah


This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia."

July 2013

Asia’s Unstable Water Tower: The Politics, Economics, and Ecology of Himalayan Water Projects

Kenneth Pomeranz


This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia."

July 2013

China’s Upstream Advantage in the Great Himalayan Watershed

Susan Chan Shifflett, Jennifer L. Turner and Robert Batten


This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia."

July 2013

Melting the Geopolitical Ice in South Asia

Robert G. Wirsing


This is one of seven essays in a roundtable that discuss the challenges and implications of water security in Asia and recommend steps that both upstream and downstream countries could take to better manage the region’s shared water resources.

July 2013

Securing the Himalayas as the Water Tower of Asia: An Environmental Perspective

Jayanta Bandyopadhyay


This is one of seven essays in the roundtable "Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia."

February 2012

Health Threats as Nontraditional Security Challenges for Bangladesh

Abbas Bhuiya


This essay discusses health problems that have the potential to emerge as nontraditional security challenges for Bangladesh in the coming decades.

September 2011

India Next Door, China Over the Horizon: The View from South Asia

Teresita C. Schaffer

Edited Volumes and Chapters

For Pakistan, the rise of India is a strategic nightmare, while the rise of China is an opportunity to curb India’s advancement and reduce dependence on the United States. Afghanistan sees its ties with India and China, as well as with the U.S., as vehicles for blunting interference by its immediate neighbors, especially Pakistan. Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka generally accept India’s primacy in their region. Bangladesh and Nepal see their ties with China as a way of increasing their freedom of action against India; Sri Lanka sees both India and China as means to emphasize its independence from Western donors.

January 2011

Book Reviews – Asia Policy 11

Robert H. Wade, Yi Shang, Douglas Fuller, Mike Danaher, Andrew Scobell, Richard P. Appelbaum, Nadeem Malik and Alexander L. Vuving

Book Reviews

Reviews of books recently published by Terutomo Ozawa, Daniel P. Aldrich, Gilbert Rozman, Denis Fred Simon and Cong Cao, Su-Yan Pan, and Scott L. Kastner, William B. Milam, and Lan Nguyen.

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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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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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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.

Translations of NBR Publications

Chinese Translations

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
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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
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
Conference Report
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Japanese Translations

Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Thomas B. Fargo, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ryo Sahashi, Kei Koga and Alison Szalwinski
Full text Japanese

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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Vietnamese Translations

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