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Pakistan

June 2016

Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future

Policy Q&A

Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University) comments on the key issues examined in the NBR Special Report "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future" and explains the practical implications of a multipolar nuclear order.

February 2016

India-Pakistan Relations and Regional Stability

Aryaman Bhatnagar and C. Raja Mohan

Essays

This essay reviews the current state of India-Pakistan relations and examines the prospects for bilateral and regional cooperation between the two South Asian neighbors.

February 2016

Pakistan’s Complex Security Dynamics: Conclusions and Outlook

Vivek Katju

Essays

This is the conclusion of the report "Mapping Pakistan's Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security

February 2016

Pakistan’s Internal Security Environment

C. Christine Fair

Essays

This essay diachronically analyzes data on political violence in Pakistan to demonstrate the historical nature of the problem; provides a brief discussion of the most important violent groups; discusses the various obstacles that will prevent Pakistan from undertaking the necessary reforms to secure its citizens; and concludes with a discussion of the policy implications that derive from this analysis.

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.

February 2016

Pakistan’s Nuclear Proliferation and Its Impact on International and Regional Security

Dipankar Banerjee

Essays

This essay examines Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program and the challenges it poses for regional and international security.

February 2016

Mapping Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security

Mahin Karim

Essays

This is the introduction to the report "Mapping Pakistan's Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security."

February 2016

Informal Agencies of Influence in Pakistan: The Interdependence of Social, Religious, and Political Trends

Matthew J. Nelson

Essays

This essay argues that social, religious, and political trends tied to an expansion of Pakistan’s lower-middle classes have strengthened mafia-style politics in ways that undermine the legitimacy of the state.

January 2016

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics

Meena Singh Roy, Andrew Scobell, John W. Garver, Daniel Markey, Feroz Hassan Khan and Andrew Small

Book Review Roundtable

In this book review roundtable, five experts discuss Andrew Small’s The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics, followed by a response essay from the author.

December 2015

Cheap Oil in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Energy and Environmental Security

Essays

This essay is part of a Strategic Asia Program series on Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific.

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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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STRATEGIC ASIA 2015–16




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
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
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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
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Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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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
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
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