China and Indo-U.S. Relations: An Emerging Triangle?
Shivshankar Menon (Brookings Institution) argues that despite increasing convergence between the United States and India on China, a strategic triangle has not yet emerged. He discusses options for strengthening bilateral Indo-U.S. cooperation and initiating new trilateral dialogues.
Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia
May 28, 2015, NBR hosted an on-the-record media roundtable discussion in Beijing, China, as part of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit. Panelists discussed oil and gas markets in Asia, a cooperative approach to energy security, and the China-Russia relationship. Satya Widya Yudha, Indonesia House of Representatives, Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, and Mikkal Herberg, NBR, served as panelists for this session.
Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: Health and the Environment
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.
2015 Pacific Energy Summit Media Wrap-Up
Event Multimedia & Summary
The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit hosted three on-the-record media roundtables on "U.S.-China Energy Cooperation," "The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia," and "Health and the Environment." Access the audio for each roundtable and links to featured expert quotes.
The U.S. Response to China’s Military Modernization
Mark Cozad of the RAND Corporation analyzes the new defense capabilities that China has developed and their effect on U.S. interests in Asia. He maintains that Chinese military modernization has advanced even when U.S. attention was focused on Afghanistan and the Middle East and recommends robust development of U.S. military capabilities to maintain the balance of power and the United States’ leadership role in Asia.
A Chinese Perspective on National Life Science Innovation and Leadership
Yiwu He (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) compares and contrasts the environments for innovation in the life sciences in the United States and China. He argues that China’s life science sector is likely to benefit over the long term from significant financial investments from the government and private funds that allow for R&D failures over the short term.
What Role Will China Play in a New Energy Era?
Senior energy and geopolitical specialists examined China’s growing impact on world energy markets and strategies for engagement at a workshop held in Beijing. Read the workshop report.
North Korea's New Diplomacy
Following the recent announcement that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Moscow for the May 9 Victory Day celebrations, Nadège Rolland (NBR) reflects on North Korea's growing relationship with Russia even as the country's relations with China have deteriorated in the wake of Pyongyang's February 2013 nuclear test.
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The 7th Trilateral Ministers' Meeting
Julia Oh, Atlas Corps Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, analyzes the outcomes and the implications of the 7th Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held on March 21 in Seoul.