U.S.-China Relations: Challenges for the 114th Congress
Charles Freeman III (Brookings Institution and Center for Strategic and International Studies) addresses key issues in the U.S.-China relationship and identifies specific actions that the 114th Congress can take to address them.
China’s New Silk Road
Launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, China’s initiative to build a Silk Road economic belt signals a new era of integration between China and its Central Asian neighbors in support of Beijing’s growing regional influence. In this NBR Commentary, Nadège Rolland, Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, examines the economic and strategic prospects for the initiative.
Divisions between China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
Political divisions in and among China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will continue to simmer throughout 2015. Developments in 2015 will determine the course of Hong Kong and Taiwan’s elections in 2016 and 2017, which could alter economic and governance relations with Beijing.
Xi Jinping’s New Foreign Policy
In light of the backlash against its recent actions in the East and South China Seas, China has indicated that it is rethinking its regional strategy. The logic driving this new foreign policy, however, remains largely unchanged.
Changes to the Global Energy Landscape
The global energy landscape is undergoing dramatic changes as energy consumption grows, demand increases, and countries face uncertainty about security of supply. U.S.-China collaboration on technology development, including clean coal technology, could provide critical solutions to these global challenges.
2014 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future
Conference, Project, and Program Publications
On June 30-July 1, over 200 high-level participants from across the Asia-Pacific convened in Seoul, South Korea, for the 2014 Pacific Energy Summit to find solutions to the region's energy and environmental challenges. The Summit Report presents the findings of this invitation-only event and identifies opportunities for stakeholders to pursue complementary strategies for achieving the goal of a clean and abundant energy future.
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Rival Regionalisms and Regional Order: A Slow Crisis of Legitimacy
Ellen L. Frost
This NBR Special Report analyzes the emergence of rival regionalisms in Asia and argues that recent economic and security developments threaten to fragment Asia’s institutional landscape, erode regional stability, and undermine Asian confidence in the legitimacy of the institutions and values underpinning the existing liberal economic order.