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The #ChineseLanguage #Fellowship supports American graduate students with a fellowship of up to $50,000. Fellows devote ...
10/09/2021

The #ChineseLanguage #Fellowship supports American graduate students with a fellowship of up to $50,000. Fellows devote one year to study Chinese language intensively at an institution of their choice, generally in China or Taiwan. Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3A49Ruu

The #ChineseLanguage #Fellowship supports American graduate students with a fellowship of up to $50,000. Fellows devote one year to study Chinese language intensively at an institution of their choice, generally in China or Taiwan. Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3A49Ruu

NBR Shali Chair ADM Jonathan Greenert will address the virtual ICAS Fall Symposium Special with a particular emphasis on...
10/08/2021

NBR Shali Chair ADM Jonathan Greenert will address the virtual ICAS Fall Symposium Special with a particular emphasis on “Challenges and Threats to Regional Security: China’s Gray Zone operations in the East and South China Sea” on October 19. Register: https://bit.ly/3AvNr4Y

NBR Shali Chair ADM Jonathan Greenert will address the virtual ICAS Fall Symposium Special with a particular emphasis on “Challenges and Threats to Regional Security: China’s Gray Zone operations in the East and South China Sea” on October 19. Register: https://bit.ly/3AvNr4Y

Financial Times story "US special forces secretly train Taiwan’s military" quotes NBR Senior Advisor Heino Klinck: "The ...
10/08/2021
US special forces secretly train Taiwan’s military

Financial Times story "US special forces secretly train Taiwan’s military" quotes NBR Senior Advisor Heino Klinck: "The US and Taiwan have a robust and longstanding unofficial military-to-military relationship that includes troops training together, usually under the auspices of a foreign military sales arrangement.” https://on.ft.com/3aAt7Vz

American troops have been helping country prepare for possible attack by China

Join NBR’s PLA Executive Education Course to learn about the PLA Strategic Support Force and Rocket Force from Joe McRey...
10/08/2021

Join NBR’s PLA Executive Education Course to learn about the PLA Strategic Support Force and Rocket Force from Joe McReynolds. See the full course and instructor list and apply before the October 15 deadline: bit.ly/2XAQlHx

Join NBR’s PLA Executive Education Course to learn about the PLA Strategic Support Force and Rocket Force from Joe McReynolds. See the full course and instructor list and apply before the October 15 deadline: bit.ly/2XAQlHx

The National Interest quotes NBR Senior Nonresident Fellow Arzan Tarapore on announcement this week that India will be s...
10/07/2021
Watch Out China: India and Japan Are Teaming Up for Joint Exercises

The National Interest quotes NBR Senior Nonresident Fellow Arzan Tarapore on announcement this week that India will be sending its Su-30 Flanker fighter jets to Japan for a series of joint exercises with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF).: “India well understands that its greatest leverage against China is the prospect of joining in combinations with like-minded partners like Japan.” https://bit.ly/2Yr35Sd

Plans have been in place for the exercises going back to 2018, but India and Japan are looking at China and saying now is the time.

Join NBR’s PLA Executive Education Course to learn from leading experts like Oriana Skylar Mastro, who will lead a sessi...
10/06/2021

Join NBR’s PLA Executive Education Course to learn from leading experts like Oriana Skylar Mastro, who will lead a session on maritime contingencies in China's periphery. https://bit.ly/2XAQlHx

Join NBR’s PLA Executive Education Course to learn from leading experts like Oriana Skylar Mastro, who will lead a session on maritime contingencies in China's periphery. https://bit.ly/2XAQlHx

NPR quotes NBR president Roy Kamphausen on the "pivot to Asia" as #BidenAdministration builds up #USalliances to deal wi...
10/06/2021
Long promised and often delayed, the 'pivot to Asia' takes shape under Biden

NPR quotes NBR president Roy Kamphausen on the "pivot to Asia" as #BidenAdministration builds up #USalliances to deal with #China: "So we have to do it nimbly. How do you resist without provoking confrontation? It's going to be hard work, but we have to do it. Otherwise, any rhetorical aspirations to fully pivot to Asia really wouldn't come to pass.": https://n.pr/3acLqQj

President Obama called for a greater focus on Asia to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. A decade later, Obama's vice president, now President Biden, seems intent on making it happen.

NBR's #EnergySecurity Program research director Mikkal Herberg in a Radio Free Asia story on the rise of #China #energy ...
10/06/2021
China Energy Risks Rise with AUKUS Security Deal

NBR's #EnergySecurity Program research director Mikkal Herberg in a Radio Free Asia story on the rise of #China #energy risks with #AUKUS: "I don't think China can afford to cut Australian #LNG imports anytime soon.... LNG is sold out globally, essentially." https://bit.ly/3uK1LFE

Tensions with Australia may threaten LNG supplies.

Q&A with John Delury (Yonsei University GSIS) on  #KoreanPeninsula #nuclearnegotiations: multilateral effort involving t...
10/05/2021
Nuclear Negotiations on the Korean Peninsula amid Great-Power Competition

Q&A with John Delury (Yonsei University GSIS) on #KoreanPeninsula #nuclearnegotiations: multilateral effort involving the United States, China, and South Korea is needed to coax #NorthKorea #DPRK out of isolation and into relinquishing its #nuclearweapons programs. https://bit.ly/3FjmswO

United States, China, and South Korea’s priorities for the Korean Peninsula, and how do they affect the denuclearization process

Michael Wesley (Australian National University) writes in Strategic Asia chapter on #USChinarivalry in Oceania: "...the ...
10/02/2021
Oceania: Cold War Versus the Blue Pacific

Michael Wesley (Australian National University) writes in Strategic Asia chapter on #USChinarivalry in Oceania: "...the Australian and New Zealand governments worry about the prospects of #Chinesebases so close to their shores." Free to download for a limited time: https://bit.ly/39VaRWz

The U.S., Australia, and New Zealand should not exaggerate China’s advantages in Oceania and should seek to build on their traditional connections.

Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus features an essay by NBR project manager Dylan Plung on "The Impact of Urban Evacuation...
10/01/2021
The Impact of Urban Evacuation in Japan during World War II

Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus features an essay by NBR project manager Dylan Plung on "The Impact of Urban Evacuation in Japan during World War II." https://bit.ly/39VELd5

  Abstract: This essay provides insights into the circumstances and potential societal impact of more than 10 million evacuees who fled Japan’s firebombed cities during World War II. Informed by in

The Drive article on Indian Air Force sending its Su-30MKI Flanker fighters to Japan for joint exercises with the Japan ...
10/01/2021
Indian Su-30 Flankers To Dogfight Japanese Fighters Later This Year

The Drive article on Indian Air Force sending its Su-30MKI Flanker fighters to Japan for joint exercises with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) quotes NBR Senior Nonresident Fellow Arzan Tarapore: “India well understands that its greatest leverage against China is the prospect of joining in combinations with like-minded partners like Japan.” https://bit.ly/3D3Ba9w

The drill will give Japan's fighter pilots the experience of going head-to-head with the Su-30, variants of which are flown by China and Russia, too.

Michael Beeman AUSTR for #Japan #Korea & @APEC will deliver a keynote at an October 12 virtual event on #UStrade priorit...
09/29/2021
US Trade Priorities in the Indo-Pacific – A Policy Update with AUSTR Beeman

Michael Beeman AUSTR for #Japan #Korea & @APEC will deliver a keynote at an October 12 virtual event on #UStrade priorities in the #IndoPacific, followed by expert discussion with Roy Kamphausen, Charles Boustany, and Saori Katada @USC. REGISTER NOW: https://bit.ly/2Z8TOOv

A keynote address from Michael Beeman, Assistant USTR for Japan, Korea, and APEC, on U.S. trade policies and priorities in the Indo-Pacific

NBR counselor and IP Commission member Charles Boustany in the Wall Street Journal: "#China's growth and development str...
09/27/2021
China Wields New Legal Weapon to Fight Claims of Intellectual Property Theft

NBR counselor and IP Commission member Charles Boustany in the Wall Street Journal: "#China's growth and development strategy is contingent upon IP (#IntellectualProperty) theft and forced #technologytransfer." https://on.wsj.com/3zJTPoM

Chinese technology giants have seized on a new legal tactic to fight claims of intellectual property theft, raising concerns in the U.S. that Beijing’s promises to strictly enforce patent and copyright laws will be undermined by Chinese courts.

Hiroyuki Suzuki of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (#JBIC) argues that the #USA must strengthen #supplychai...
09/27/2021
U.S. Economic Statecraft 2.0 for Resilient Supply Chains in the Indo-Pacific

Hiroyuki Suzuki of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (#JBIC) argues that the #USA must strengthen #supplychains through #economic statecraft based on #publicprivate sector dialogue to mobilize #privatecapital in a coordinated approach & advocates for cooperation with #Japan & other #USallies: https://bit.ly/3zLLRLF

U.S. economic statecraft, in cooperation with allies, based on dialogue between the public and private sectors can strengthen supply chains

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09/24/2021
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VIDEO | NBR senior fellow Nadege Rolland discusses #Australia’s choice to cancel its #French contract and partner with t...
09/24/2021
Australia's submarines: The world reacts

VIDEO | NBR senior fellow Nadege Rolland discusses #Australia’s choice to cancel its #French contract and partner with the #US and #UK on #NuclearSubmarines with the Lowy Institute's Richard McGregor, Bilahari Kausikan (former Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Foreign Ministry) and the Stimson Center's Yun Sun: https://bit.ly/3AFWLUC

Australia’s decision to cancel its French submarine contract in favour of partnering with the US and the UK on nuclear-powered boats has provoked local and international controversy. The decision has implications for US, Chinese, European and Southeast Asian diplomacy and defence policies. Richard...

Day 2 of NBR's #disastermanagement workshop featured speakers from Independent University, Bangladesh; National Maritime...
09/24/2021
Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia: Improving Disaster Management Cooperation (Day 2)

Day 2 of NBR's #disastermanagement workshop featured speakers from Independent University, Bangladesh; National Maritime Foundation; CNA; the Stimson Center; Tohoku University; and Observer Research Foundation. Panels addressed the topics of #disastermitigation and #disasterpreparation. Watch the video: https://bit.ly/3i5ZUFR

On September 8 and 9, 2021, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) held the workshop, “Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia: Improving Disas...

With the help of the U.S. Consulate in Chennai (@USAndChennai),  #India, NBR gathered #disastermanagement experts and st...
09/23/2021
Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia: Improving Disaster Management Cooperation (Day 1)

With the help of the U.S. Consulate in Chennai (@USAndChennai), #India, NBR gathered #disastermanagement experts and stakeholders from the #policy, #publichealth, #energy & #technology sectors to discuss disaster management cooperation in #SouthAsia. Watch the video from Day 1 of the two-day workshop: https://bit.ly/39vdUob

On September 8 and 9, 2021, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) held the workshop, “Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia: Improving Disas...

APPLY NOW (Oct 15 deadline) for a 3-day graduate-level course exploring the history, strategic culture, and impact of #C...
09/22/2021
The People's Liberation Army (PLA): An Executive Education Course for Analysts and Practitioners

APPLY NOW (Oct 15 deadline) for a 3-day graduate-level course exploring the history, strategic culture, and impact of #China’s #PeoplesLiberationArmy (#PLA). This Executive Education Course for Analysts and Practitioners will be held in Washington, D.C.: https://bit.ly/2XAQlHx

A three-day executive education course exploring the history, strategic culture, and impact of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)

VIRTUAL EVENT (Oct 12  from 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT) on #UStrade priorities in the #IndoPacific will feature a keynote by  Mi...
09/22/2021
US Trade Priorities in the Indo-Pacific – A Policy Update with AUSTR Beeman

VIRTUAL EVENT (Oct 12 from 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT) on #UStrade priorities in the #IndoPacific will feature a keynote by Michael Beeman, AUSTR for #Japan, #Korea, and APEC & discussion with Roy Kamphausen, Charles Boustany, and Saori Katada. REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2Z8TOOv

A keynote address from Michael Beeman, Assistant USTR for Japan, Korea, and APEC, on U.S. trade policies and priorities in the Indo-Pacific

Executive Education Course for Analysts and Practitioners exploring the history, strategic culture, and impact of #China...
09/20/2021
The People's Liberation Army (PLA): An Executive Education Course for Analysts and Practitioners

Executive Education Course for Analysts and Practitioners exploring the history, strategic culture, and impact of #China’s #PeoplesLiberationArmy (#PLA). APPLY NOW (October 15 deadline) for this 3-day graduate-level course on Nov. 3-5 in Washington, D.C.: https://bit.ly/2XAQlHx

A three-day executive education course exploring the history, strategic culture, and impact of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)

NBR counselor Ashley Tellis (@CarnegieEndow) is quoted in @timesofindia: "The #AUKUS agreement is meant to build #Austra...
09/20/2021
US, UK, Australia launch new trilateral Indo-Pacific alliance to counter China | India News - Times of India

NBR counselor Ashley Tellis (@CarnegieEndow) is quoted in @timesofindia: "The #AUKUS agreement is meant to build #Australian capabilities to contribute to the #military balancing of #China. #NuclearSubmarines...target #China's biggest vulnerabilities": https://bit.ly/3kqQHd6

India News: India reserved its response on the headline development in global security with the announcement of the new US-UK-Australia (AUKUS) trilateral securit.

ICYMI: Jagannath Panda (Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi)  on the development of...
09/18/2021
The Australia-India-Indonesia Trilateral: Fostering Maritime Cooperation between Middle Powers

ICYMI: Jagannath Panda (Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi) on the development of the #Australia-#India-#Indonesia #trilateral as a #MiddlePower #maritime coalition and the value the grouping brings to existing trilaterals in the region to better balance #GreatPower rivalry in the #IndoPacific: https://bit.ly/3xnX4SJ

The Australia-India-Indonesia (AII) trilateral is positioned to emerge as a key regional trilateral mechanism in the post-pandemic order.

Quoted in Bloomberg, NBR senior fellow Nadege Rolland says #Australia's choice of #US #submarine technology over #France...
09/17/2021
U.S., France Dispute Australia Sub Deal Details as Ties Sour

Quoted in Bloomberg, NBR senior fellow Nadege Rolland says #Australia's choice of #US #submarine technology over #France's is a sign #Australia "is getting not just serious but frightened about where the security situation in the region is going": https://bloom.bg/3lzhR0C

The Biden administration is struggling to assuage French anger over Australia’s surprise decision to abandon a multibillion-dollar submarine contract with France in favor of U.S. technology, a move viewed in Paris as a betrayal that seriously damaged trans-Atlantic ties.

New @NBRnews report: Shih-Shiuan Kao (DoubleThink Lab)  examines efforts by the Taiwan government and #civilsociety to c...
09/16/2021
Taiwan’s Response to Disinformation: A Model for Coordination to Counter a Complicated Threat

New @NBRnews report: Shih-Shiuan Kao (DoubleThink Lab) examines efforts by the Taiwan government and #civilsociety to counter #disinformation and argues that #Taiwan demonstrates unique strengths but still faces significant challenges that demand solutions: https://bit.ly/3nDk7X8

A study of a team in the ROC executive branch that oversees policies for countering disinformation and coordinates with other agencies

ICYMI: To cope with developments in #NorthKorea's  #strategicforces, Ankit Panda (Carnegie Endowment for International P...
09/15/2021
North Korea and U.S. Missile Defense Capabilities

ICYMI: To cope with developments in #NorthKorea's #strategicforces, Ankit Panda (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) recommends active oversight of Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, studying #DPRK capabilities to stress #US #missiledefense & exploring measures for #armscontrol. Reade teh NBR commentary: https://bit.ly/3yYsLl2

Ankit Panda argues that to better posture U.S. missile defense capabilities to cope with known and anticipated developments in North Korea’s strategic forces, Congress can leverage multiple tools. These include playing an active role in oversight of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, study...

Berkeley Research Group #climate and #energy consultant Shiyana Gunasekara discusses the role of #naturalgas in #SouthAs...
09/14/2021
Perspectives on Low-Carbon Transitions in South Asia

Berkeley Research Group #climate and #energy consultant Shiyana Gunasekara discusses the role of #naturalgas in #SouthAsia’s #energyoutlook, the prospects for #lowcarbon transitions across the region, and the potential market and infrastructure challenges: https://bit.ly/3zlcd7j

The role of natural gas in South Asia’s energy outlook, prospects for low-carbon transitions, and market and infrastructure challenges.

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