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NBR Analysis

Volume 12

National Bureau of Asian Research

Publication Year: 2006

This publication collects all five issues in volume 12 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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pp. ii-4

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1. Japan’s Energy Angst and the Caspian Great Game

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pp. 1-46

Japan, an importer of 99 percent of the oil it consumes, is acutely aware of its dependence on the unstable Middle East for its energy security. Moreover, the rapidly increasing demand for Persian Gulf energy among its Northeast Asian neighbors is compounding Japan’s...

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2. India’s Emerging Nuclear Doctrine: Exemplifying the Lessons of the Nuclear Revolution

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pp. 47-168

India is a nuclear state, and brooding over what the international nonproliferation community should have done to prevent this development is futile. Moreover, New Delhi’s claim that it requires a nuclear deterrent against its main nuclear rival, China, or against an unstable...

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3. The Transformation Continues: The Status of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises at the Start of the Millennium

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pp. 169-199

The fate of the Chinese economy is largely in the hands of those reforming China’s stateowned enterprises (SOEs) and financial system. Should the industrial and financial sectors be opened fully to market forces they will eventually become competitive and profitable, but not...

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4. Russia and Global Security: Approaches to Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation

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pp. 201-255

In the post-Cold War era, U.S.-Russian strategic relations have been wrought by strained negotiations on arms control agreements. Although these disputes have often been catalogued, little has been done to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the...

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5. Japan and the Engagement of China: Challenges for U.S. Policy Coordination

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pp. 257-318

The United States, Japan, and China are strategically interdependent. Indeed, each of these powers is increasingly sensitive to changes in the others’ capabilities and policies. This is due primarily to China’s economic and military growth, together with its dissatisfaction with the...

E-ISBN-13: 9781939131188

Page Count: 323
Publication Year: 2006