Publication Year: 2003
Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research
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Reconciling Burma/Myanmar: Essays on U.S. Relations with Burma
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An intellectual “tectonic shift” is underway, making a precarious policy even harder to justify. This rather unusual issue of the NBR Analysis does not stem from an NBR-sponsored project or study. Instead, it emerged as an initiative from an extraordinary assemblage of Burma scholars, all of whom regard last year’s announcement of a “road map” for constitutional...
The Russian Federation at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century: Trapped in a Demographic Straitjacket
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Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt offers us a stark and chilling look at a society standing on the brink of a demographic crisis. The Russian Federation today faces the unprecedented dual challenge of simultaneously reversing the plummeting birth rates and skyrocketing mortality rates of the 1990s. What makes Russia’s demographic prognosis all the more dire is the sharp...
Muslims, Politics, and Violence in Indonesia: An Emerging Jihadist-Islamist Nexus?
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Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation and third largest democracy, is also the world’s largest Muslim country and a pivotal state in Southeast Asia. Given its size and importance, including its strategic location, Indonesia is critical to stability in Southeast Asia. It has been the anchor of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and a key...
Assessing America’s War on Terror: Confronting Insurgency, Cementing Primacy
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, defined the presidency of George W. Bush, who responded by projecting U.S. military power on a global scale. In the months following the attacks, the administration forcefully evicted the Taliban regime and its Al Qaeda sponsors from Afghanistan, while expanding basing rights and military cooperation, for the first...
Infrastructure Challenges in Central Asia and Azerbaijan
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In the wake of the events of September 11 and the war against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, U.S. interest in the Central Asian region has reached a historic high point. In a few years, a region that was once lumped together by policymakers and analysts alike under the rather derisive rubric of “the Stans”—that is, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan...
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Publication Year: 2003