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NBR Analysis

Volume 11

National Bureau of Asian Research

Publication Year: 2007

This publication collects all five issues in volume 11 of the NBR Analysis, which offers timely essays on the most important economic, political, and strategic issues in the Asia-Pacific region

Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research


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Title Page, Copyright

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Table of Contents

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Asian Armed Forces: Internal and External Tasks and Capabilities

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pp. 1-28

Economic and political tsunamis swept over Asia beginning in 1997, resulting in a period of rapid change and uncertainty. Many nations are now showing signs of economic recovery—although some are not—and many are experiencing remarkable political changes....

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China’s PNTR Status and Accession to the WTO

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pp. 29-55

The debate over permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status for China and China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) have raised important questions concerning U.S.-China relations more broadly. The articles contained in this NBR Analysis address two of the major issues related to China’s PNTR status and accession to the WTO: How will...

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Asian Reactions to U.S. Missile Defense

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pp. 57-115

The security balance in the Asia-Pacific region has changed significantly in the last five years, primarily due to the buildup of offensive missile forces by China and the development by North Korea of longer-range missiles capable of reaching Japan and soon possibly the United States. Recent missile threat assessments conducted by the U.S. intelligence community have...

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Reforms in the Russian Far East: Implications for Russia’s Security Policy and Nuclear Regionalism

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pp. 117-173

Russia’s economic and political transitions over the past decade have had a dramatic impact on security policy, the military, and military-industrial complexes in the Russian Far East (RFE). These “transitions,” particularly substantially decreased defense spending and the devolution of power to regional governments, have significant implications for domestic stability in...

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The Balance of Power and U.S. Foreign Policy Interests in the Russian Far East

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pp. 175-202

The slow ebb of Moscow’s reach is creating a security vacuum in the Russian Far East that has the potential to catalyze significant political and economic changes in the region. Whereas once the Far East was firmly under the control of the central government, it is now characterized by a complex mix of competition for influence between Moscow and regional governments...

E-ISBN-13: 9781939131171

Page Count: 207
Publication Year: 2007