Publication Year: 2007
Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research
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Asian Armed Forces:Internal and External Tasks andCapabilities
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Economic and political tsunamis swept over Asia beginning in 1997, resulting in aperiod of rapid change and uncertainty. Many nations are now showing signs of economicrecovery�although some are not�and many are experiencing remarkable politicalIn order to assess the impact of these developments on Asian military forces and thepossibility for multilateral military cooperation in Southeast Asia, Sheldon Simon, pro-...
China’s PNTR Status and Accession to the WTO
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The debate over permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status for China and China’saccession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) have raised important questions concern-ing U.S.-China relations more broadly. The articles contained in this NBR Analysis addresstwo of the major issues related to China’s PNTR status and accession to the WTO: How willChina’s integration into the global economy affect Taiwan, and how will accession play out in...
Asian Reactions to U.S. Missile Defense
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The security balance in the Asia-Pacific region has changed significantly in the last fiveyears, primarily due to the buildup of offensive missile forces by China and the development byNorth Korea of longer-range missiles capable of reaching Japan and soon possibly the UnitedStates. Recent missile threat assessments conducted by the U.S. intelligence community havehighlighted these growing challenges to U.S. security and have led many in the United States to...
Reforms in the Russian Far East:Implications for Russia’s Security Policy andNuclear Regionalism
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Russia’s economic and political transitions over the past decade have had a dramaticimpact on security policy, the military, and military-industrial complexes in the Russian Far East(RFE). These “transitions,” particularly substantially decreased defense spending and the devo-lution of power to regional governments, have significant implications for domestic stability inRussia and the complex security environment in Northeast Asia. Factories that produced weap-...
The Balance of Power and U.S. ForeignPolicy Interests in the Russian Far East
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The slow ebb of Moscow’s reach is creating a security vacuum in the Russian Far Eastthat has the potential to catalyze significant political and economic changes in the region. Whereasonce the Far East was firmly under the control of the central government, it is now character-ized by a complex mix of competition for influence between Moscow and regional govern-ments, as well as among several regional actors, including China, Japan, and the United States....
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Publication Year: 2007