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May 2015

Malaysia’s ASEAN Chairmanship: Furthering Regional Economic Integration

Policy Q&A

Awang Adek Hussin, Malaysia’s ambassador to the United States, discusses Malaysia’s goals as ASEAN chair and vision for regional economic integration.

April 2015

U.S.-Malaysia Relations on the Security Front

Pamela Sodhy

NBR Analysis Brief

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Pamela Sodhy (Georgetown University) examines the security challenges that Malaysia faces as the 2015 ASEAN chair, including terrorism and escalating tension in the South China Sea, and considers what steps the United States can take to support Malaysia’s efforts to achieve goals that are in both nations’ interests.

December 2014

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.

July 2014

A Green Vision vs. a Brown Outlook: The Future of ASEAN’S Energy Mix

Xunpeng Shi and Xunpeng Shi

Paper

This working paper assesses competing outlooks for ASEAN's energy mix—highlighting the paradox of its fossil fuel-dominated outlook when contrasted with its aspirations to move toward a greener energy mix—and reviews regional energy security strategies using the SWOT analysis method to evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

July 2014

Achieving the Promise of the ASEAN Economic Community

James Wallar and James Wallar

Paper

This paper provides a snapshot of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as it seeks to promote trade and investment within and outside the region and create an ASEAN Economic Community.

November 2013

Islamic Finance: Sources of Growth and Prospects for Global Development

Daud Vicary Abdullah

Policy Q&A

Daud Vicary Abdullah (The Global University of Islamic Finance) offers insights on the recent growth of Islamic finance, the development of the industry in Malaysia, and the hurdles to its continued development in the United States and other parts of the world.

October 2013

New Commitment to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea?

Carlyle A. Thayer

Commentary

In September, ASEAN and China commenced formal consultations to establish a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. In this commentary, Carlyle A. Thayer reviews recent developments and assesses the prospects for this complex set of consultations.

October 2012

Getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Over the Finish Line

Deborah Elms

NBR Analysis Brief

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Deborah Elms (Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations) discusses the benefits that the TPP would offer the United States and examines the remaining obstacles to concluding negotiations.

September 2012

The Geopolitics of Asia’s Rising Oil and Gas Demand: Conclusions and Implications for the United States

Mikkal E. Herberg

Reports

The essays, discussions, and analysis from this year’s Energy Security Program offer a wide range of perspectives on Asia’s booming oil and gas demand, as well as on the effect of the region’s inevitably growing role in global energy geopolitics. The choices that Asian stakeholders make about how to manage their energy needs will have vital implications both for U.S. energy security and for broader U.S. strategic power and posture in the Middle East.

September 2012

Asia’s New Role in Global Energy Security

John V. Mitchell

Reports

This essay examines key changes in global trade and investment in oil within an energy security context and outlines implications for the security of global supplies and the U.S.

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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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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
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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Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Thomas B. Fargo, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ryo Sahashi, Kei Koga and Alison Szalwinski
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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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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
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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