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Afghanistan

February 2016

Pakistan’s Relations with Afghanistan and Implications for Regional Politics

Vanda Felbab-Brown

Essays

This essay discusses the long-term and current relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the intertwined militancy in the two countries, and the impact of India, the United States, China, and other regional powers on the Pakistan-Afghanistan relationship.

December 2015

India in the Middle East

Policy Q&A

Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, discusses India’s relationships with various states in the Middle East. Dr. Sidhu examines the impact of recent developments such as the Iran nuclear deal and considers the potential for future U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation in the region.

January 2015

Afghanistan-Pakistan: Building Peace, Ensuring Stability

Commentary

The challenge for the Af-Pak region in 2015 will be to build peace and maintain fragile stability as the drawdown of international forces begins. A weak economy, ethnic divisions, and terrorist organizations waiting for international forces to leave will pose challenges for future U.S. engagement in the region.

January 2014

Chinese Views of Post-2014 Afghanistan

Zhao Huasheng

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

January 2014

Japanese Assistance in Afghanistan: Helping the United States, Acting Globally, and Making a Friend

Kuniko Ashizawa

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

January 2014

Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia

Mark N. Katz, Sumitha Narayanan Kutty, Michael Wills, Kathleen Collins, Larry P. Goodson, Michael Keating, Zhao Huasheng, Xenia Dormandy, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Kuniko Ashizawa and C. Christine Fair

Roundtables

In the event that the United States does pull back in Afghanistan, other powers will continue to vie for strategic influence in the region.This advance Asia Policy roundtable examines the range of strategic interests and priorities that Afghanistan’s neighbors and other regional powers possess.

January 2014

The United States and Afghanistan: A Diminishing Transactional Relationship

Xenia Dormandy and Michael Keating

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

January 2014

Securing Indian Interests in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

C. Christine Fair

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

January 2014

The New Great Game: Pakistan’s Approach to Afghanistan after 2014

Larry P. Goodson

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

January 2014

The Limits of Cooperation: Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the New Silk Road

Kathleen Collins

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

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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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FOUNDATIONS OF NATIONAL POWER

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.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
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Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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