Publication Year: 2006
Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research
NBR Analysis, vol. 12 (2001)
The NBR Analysis (ISSN 1052-164X) offers timely essays on countries, events, and issues from recognized specialists. The views expressed in these essays are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of other NBR research associates or institutions that support NBR.The National Bureau of Asian Research is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening policy. NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, ...
[No. 1] [Calder] Japan’s Energy Angst and the Caspian Great Game
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Japan, an importer of 99 percent of the oil it consumes, is acutely aware of its depen-dence on the unstable Middle East for its energy security. Moreover, the rapidly increasingdemand for Persian Gulf energy among its Northeast Asian neighbors is compounding Japan’senergy angst. Developing new oil and gas resources such as those in the Caspian region,therefore, has become an important part of Japan’s geostrategic calculus. Japanese involve-...
[No. 2] [Tellis] India’s Emerging Nuclear Doctrine: Exemplifying the Lessons of the Nuclear Revolution
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India is a nuclear state, and brooding over what the international nonproliferation com-munity should have done to prevent this development is futile. Moreover, New Delhi’s claimthat it requires a nuclear deterrent against its main nuclear rival, China, or against an unstablenuclear-capable Pakistan, which maintains close ties with China, is hard to refute even with theAt the same time, given its long tradition of pushing for universal and non-discriminatory...
[No. 3] [Keister & Lu] The Transformation Continues: The Status of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises at the Start of the Millennium
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The fate of the Chinese economy is largely in the hands of those reforming China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and financial system. Should the industrial and financial sectors beopened fully to market forces they will eventually become competitive and profitable, but notwithout continuing high rates of unemployment and related dislocations for some time to come.Leaders’ policy choices boil down to these: 1) stay the course of reform and over the short...
[No. 4] [Khripunov] Russia and Global Security: Approaches to Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation
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In the post-Cold War era, U.S.-Russian strategic relations have been wrought by strainednegotiations on arms control agreements. Although these disputes have often been cata-logued, little has been done to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of theRussian perspective of these conflicts. During the Yeltsin era, Russian foreign and securitypolicy evolved from maximum cooperation to increasing confrontation and competition with...
[No. 5] [Armacost & Pyle] Japan and the Engagement of China: Challenges for U.S. Policy Coordination
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The United States, Japan, and China are strategically interdependent. Indeed, each ofthese powers is increasingly sensitive to changes in the others’ capabilities and policies. This isdue primarily to China’s economic and military growth, together with its dissatisfaction with theregion’s security architecture and territorial status quo. U.S.-China relations continue to swingrepeatedly from various levels of cooperation to confrontation. Although Japan has begun to...
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Publication Year: 2006