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As part of its mission to reinvigorate policy-relevant research in the field of contemporary Asia Studies, the National Asia Research Program (NARP) initiative disseminates National Asia Research Associate and Fellows’ findings in signature NBR and Wilson Center publications.

Articles by National Asia Research Associates and Fellows published in Asia Policy 13

The January 2012 issue of NBR's peer-reviewed journal Asia Policy includes “Democratization and Indonesian Foreign Policy: Implications for the United States” by Ann Marie Murphy, the “Korean Political Engagement and U.S.-Korea Relations” roundtable by Katharine Moon, and a book review roundtable of Jonathan Pollack’s book No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security.

Articles by National Asia Research Associates and Fellows published in Asia Policy 12

The July 2011 issue of Asia Policy includes "Human Resources and China's Long Economic Boom" by Thomas G. Rawski, "Exploring Regime Instability and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan" by Eric McGlinchey, and "The New Asianism: Japanese Foreign Policy under the Democratic Party of Japan" by Daniel Sneider.

Foreign Military Activities in Asian EEZS: Conflict Ahead?

In this May 2011 report, Mark J. Valencia describes the changing maritime security paradigm in Asia, and explains where, how, and why the maritime strategies of key Asian actors clash with those of their neighbors and the U.S.

Toward a New Chinese Order in Asia: Russia's Failure

Will Russia eventually become China’s junior partner and supplier of raw materials, rather than an independent power in Asia? National Asia Research Associate Stephen Blank (U.S. Army War College) contends that Russia’s political and economic failure to develop the RFE has undermined its quest for stable great-power status in Asia. Read the full report.

Essays and Articles by National Asia Research Associates and Fellows published in Asia Policy 11

The January 2011 issue of Asia Policy includes "Rethinking the Beijing Consensus" by Yasheng Huang, "Complex Patchworks: U.S. Alliances as Part of Asia's Regional Architecture" by Victor D. Cha, "Asis's Compex Strategic Environment: Nuclear Multipolarity and Other Dangers" by Christopher Twomey, "The Asian Monetary Fund Reborn? Implications of Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization" by William W. Grimes, and "The Militant Challenge in Pakistan" by C. Christine Fair.

"Sino-U.S. Competition and U.S. Security: How Do We Assess the Military Balance?" by Dan Blumenthal

Providing background to Chinese President Hu Jintao's January 2010 visit to Washington, D.C., in this December 2010 NBR Analysis, NARP Associate Dan Blumenthal (American Enterprise Institute) argues that the U.S.-China relationship will be defined by conflicting political and military objectives, most importantly those encroaching on the United States' ability to defend its interests.

Politics, Public Opinion, and the U.S.-Indonesian Comprehensive Partnership

Following President Obama's November 2010 visit to Indonesia, NARP Associate Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University) evaluated the country's public opinion, political accountability, and opportunities to strengthen U.S.-Indonesian relations in this December 2010 NBR Special Report.

Power Constrained: Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations

In this June 2010 NBR Analysis David M. Lampton highlights four sources of mutual strategic mistrust that, if insufficiently attended to by Washington and Beijing, will metastasize in the U.S-China relationship. Lampton identifies ways in which the United States can manage and reduce tension in bilateral relations.