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NBR Analysis

Volume 13

National Bureau of Asian Research

Publication Year: 2005

This publication collects all five issues in volume 13 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

Title Page, Copyright

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p. 2-2

Table of Contents

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pp. i-4

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Regional Approaches in Asia: Foreign and Domestic Policy Concerns in Russia and China

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pp. 1-101

The three essays in this issue examine the factors that shape Chinese and Russian approaches to their Asian neighbors and the domestic debates that influence those approaches. These essays present important lessons for U.S. Asia policy, including the advancement of human rights and other issues of concern to the United States....

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Obstacles and Opportunities to Russia’s Economic Reforms

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pp. 103-174

Since becoming president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has sought simultaneously to reverse the devolution of political power that occurred during the Yeltsin era and to push liberal economic reform. If Putin is to reestablish Russia’s economic viability, a litany of challenges must be overcome, including economic and political transparency, development of...

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Ballistic Missiles and Missile Defense in Asia.

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pp. 175-256

The proliferation of ballistic missiles and related technologies in Asia is a growing concern, both within the region and for the United States. Despite the May 2002 historic agreement between Russia and the United States to reshape the global strategic environment by slashing the numbers of deployed nuclear warheads and proceeding with plans for missile...

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Managing Security Challenges in Southeast Asia.

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pp. 257-293

The differences and lingering suspicions among the states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) make cooperative approaches to security in the region difficult. Faced with a myriad of destabilizing factors, including economic difficulties, indigenous radical Muslim groups, communal violence, and drug and arms trafficking, the Southeast Asian states...

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The China-India-U.S. Triangle: Strategic Relations in the Post-Cold War Era

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pp. 295-350

In the post-Cold War era, relations among countries in Asia have undergone a dramatic change. A new strategic triangle overlays the region. Old rivals China and India have emerged as strong regional powers, as evidenced by impressive economic growth, the development of nuclear arsenals, and demonstrated ambitions for influence in the Pacific and South Asian...


E-ISBN-13: 9781939131195

Page Count: 355
Publication Year: 2005