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The National Bureau of Asian Research is committed to advanced independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Much of NBR’s research is undertaken by the world’s best specialists, working under contract on specific research projects. NBR develops research guidelines for these projects, but the specialists conduct independent research and reach independent conclusions, which are subject to peer review before publication.
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The origins of The National Bureau of Asian Research date back to Senator Henry M. Jackson, who believed that an urgent need existed for an institution that could tap the nation’s best expertise to study Asia and Russia with U.S. national interests in mind. NBR was established in 1989 with major grants from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Boeing Company, and both institutions continue to provide critical core support for the organization to this day.
Senator Jackson’s legacy shapes NBR’s essential values: integrity, honesty, concern for people, loyalty, importance of foreign policy, integration of realism and idealism in foreign policy, importance of China and relations among the great powers, and the importance of bipartisanship in making policy.
In this NBR Special Report a team of international scholars, led by principal investigator Clive Schofield (University of Wollongong, Australia), examines the energy and geopolitical drivers influencing the maritime jurisdictional disputes in the East China S
John Bradford, Tim Cook, Hasjim Djalal, James Manicom, Meredith Miller, Neil A. Quartaro, Clive Schofield, Sheldon W. Simon, Ian Storey, and Ian Townsend-Gault
This NBR Monograph examines maritime security issues in Southeast Asia, including disputes over resources, piracy, and other threats to strategic waterways, and draws implications for U.S. policy in the region.
By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Priscilla Clapp, Catherin E. Dalpino, Abraham M. Denmark, Meredith Miller, and Morten B. Pedersen
In this NBR Special Report, Priscilla Clapp writes about the influence of domestic issues on Myanmar’s foreign policy; Catharin Dalpino examines the prospects for U.S.-Myanmar relations; Mely Caballero-Anthony discusses Myanmar’s chairmanship of ASEAN; Morten Pedersen analyzes how Myanmar’s policy elites think about the country’s foreign policy during the current time of transition; Abraham Denmark examines Myanmar’s relations with Asia’s major powers—China, India, and Japan; and Meredith Miller considers the economic and trade issues related to Myanmar’s re-emergence.
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