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Strategic Asia 2008–09 Book Launch Events

NBR launched Strategic Asia 2008–09: Challenges and Choices at two public events in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2008. The first event, "Challenges and Choices in Asia," featured keynote speaker Senator Chuck Hagel as well as presentations by select volume authors. Collectively, the authors argued that the Asia-Pacific has emerged as a center of global power and influence and should be a major focus of the next administration’s foreign policy agenda. The second launch event, "Asia's Wildcards: Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran," which took place on Capitol Hill, highlighted the most imminent challenges in Asia that could upset regional security and frustrate U.S. interests. View the press release and follow links below to download audio from "Challenges and Choices in Asia."

CHALLENGES AND CHOICES IN ASIA

Opening Remarks (AUDIO)

David M. Lampton
Dean of Faculty and Director of China Studies, SAIS

Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

U.S. Power in Asia

Overview: Key Issues Facing U.S. Policy (AUDIO)
Ashley J. Tellis
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The United States and Asia (AUDIO)
Richard K. Betts
Columbia University

China and Japan

Managing China as a Strategic Challenge (AUDIO)
Michael D. Swaine
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Japan: Divided Government, Diminished Returns (AUDIO)
Sheila A. Smith
Council on Foreign Relations

Keynote Address

Introduction (AUDIO)
Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Keynote Address (AUDIO)
Senator Chuck Hagel

Q&A with Senator Chuck Hagel (AUDIO)

Russia and India

Mind the Gap: Russian Ambitions vs. Russian Reality (AUDIO)
Eugene B. Rumer
National Defense University

Partnering with India: Regional Power, Global Hopes (AUDIO)
Teresita C. Schaffer
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Q&A (AUDIO)

Concluding Remarks (AUDIO)

Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

ASIA'S WILDCARDS

Prepared Policy Statement

Senator Robert P. Casey Jr.

Opening Remarks

Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Asia's Wildcards

Overview: Key Challenges Facing U.S. Policy in Asia
Ashley J. Tellis
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Pakistan: How National Strategies are Impacting U.S. Interests and Options
Daniel Markey
Council on Foreign Relations

The Korean Peninsula in U.S. Strategy: Policy Issues for the Next President
Scott Snyder
The Asia Foundation

The Iran Nuclear Challenge: Asian Interests and U.S. Policy Options
George Perkovich
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Concluding Remarks

Meredith Miller
Director, Congressional and Media Outreach, The National Bureau of Asian Research