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Two #Washingtons are better than one for NBR, a bicoastal #seattle & #washingtondc #thinktank!  Help us meet our #GiveBi...
05/01/2021

Two #Washingtons are better than one for NBR, a bicoastal #seattle & #washingtondc #thinktank! Help us meet our #GiveBigWA goal of $40,000. Share this post & show your support for our work to mobilize #asiapolicy expertise and train the #nextgeneration: https://bit.ly/3gR9WLi

Two #Washingtons are better than one for NBR, a bicoastal #seattle & #washingtondc #thinktank! Help us meet our #GiveBigWA goal of $40,000. Share this post & show your support for our work to mobilize #asiapolicy expertise and train the #nextgeneration: https://bit.ly/3gR9WLi

June Park of @GWtweets draws on #SouthKorea's experience  with  collection of personal #data to manage the spread of #CO...
04/30/2021

June Park of @GWtweets draws on #SouthKorea's experience with collection of personal #data to manage the spread of #COVID19 to consider how #democracies might find the right balance between #dataprivacy and #publichealth safety.

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June Park of @GWtweets draws on #SouthKorea's experience with collection of personal #data to manage the spread of #COVID19 to consider how #democracies might find the right balance between #dataprivacy and #publichealth safety.

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3vzHIci

NBR's #Maritime Awareness Project (#MAP) was listed as a source for a #Bloomberg article on a #chinesenavy #military man...
04/30/2021
Chinese Navy Chases Philippines’ News Crew in Disputed Sea

NBR's #Maritime Awareness Project (#MAP) was listed as a source for a #Bloomberg article on a #chinesenavy #military maneuver against a #Philippines' news crew in a disputed area of the #SouthChinaSea.

📖 READ: https://bloom.bg/2S8zdGs

Tensions are escalating over China’s move to mass militia vessels in disputed areas of the South China Sea, with the U.S. and Philippines expressing renewed concern and an investigation underway into reports that armed Chinese navy ships chased down a civilian craft carrying a Filipino news crew.

NBR senior fellow @RollandNadege quoted in "A Referência": "Emerging and #developingcountries will be increasingly susce...
04/28/2021
Diplomacia de confronto chinesa já atinge mais emergentes, diz analista • A Referência

NBR senior fellow @RollandNadege quoted in "A Referência": "Emerging and #developingcountries will be increasingly susceptible to #Chinese pressures in the future, as the asymmetrical relationship will give them less room for maneuver.”
📖In Portuguese: https://bit.ly/3aMijUF

Países receptores de financiamento têm optado por "autocensura" para não serem alvo da diplomacia de confronto chinesa, afirma pesquisadora

Check out the new issue of #Asia Policy. Topics include the rising influence of #China in #informationtechnology, Beijin...
04/28/2021

Check out the new issue of #Asia Policy. Topics include the rising influence of #China in #informationtechnology, Beijing's crackdown on political and civil freedoms in #hongkong, the role of #Japan as an extraregional #maritimesecurity partner, China’s assessments of #unitedstates relations with #vietnam, and a book review roundtable on Kristen E. Looney’s "Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia."

Read: https://bit.ly/2PChhDq

Check out the new issue of #Asia Policy. Topics include the rising influence of #China in #informationtechnology, Beijing's crackdown on political and civil freedoms in #hongkong, the role of #Japan as an extraregional #maritimesecurity partner, China’s assessments of #unitedstates relations with #vietnam, and a book review roundtable on Kristen E. Looney’s "Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia."

Read: https://bit.ly/2PChhDq

NBR senior fellow Nadège Rolland, quoted in the @latimes on Beijing's reasons behind the hubristic defiance that has def...
04/27/2021
Beijing responds to U.S. alliances with 'wolf warrior' defiance. Will it backfire?

NBR senior fellow Nadège Rolland, quoted in the @latimes on Beijing's reasons behind the hubristic defiance that has defined #chinese #foreignpolicy over the last months, says: "It’s like, OK, we’re strong, we’re getting stronger..."

Read: https://lat.ms/2R6ORl2

Beijing's rejection of criticism from America and its friends has grown shriller as the Biden administration demonstrates its ability to pull allies together.

Join us for NBR's May 4, 5, & 6 virtual conference "Pathways to #energysecurity in the #indopacific: Building Sustainabl...
04/27/2021

Join us for NBR's May 4, 5, & 6 virtual conference "Pathways to #energysecurity in the #indopacific: Building Sustainable #energy Transitions": #energyintegration, #supplychain sustainability, #renewableenergy goals.

Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3tWYRvL

Join us for NBR's May 4, 5, & 6 virtual conference "Pathways to #energysecurity in the #indopacific: Building Sustainable #energy Transitions": #energyintegration, #supplychain sustainability, #renewableenergy goals.

Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3tWYRvL

"If you get China wrong, you get many other things wrong. If you get China right, you solve a lot of other problems," sa...
04/27/2021
Sought-after ambassador posts unfilled under Biden. Will they go to political allies or veteran diplomats?

"If you get China wrong, you get many other things wrong. If you get China right, you solve a lot of other problems," says principal investigator for NBR's #MAP Maritime Awareness Project M. Taylor @Fravel, quoted in @USATODAY. Read: https://bit.ly/3sTRHYa

Joe Biden, who vowed to restore America's global standing, is weighing how far to diverge from the tradition of giving plum slots to political allies.

The Journal of Japanese Studies has announced a new award in honor of NBR founding president and @UW Jackson School Prof...
04/26/2021
New Kenneth B. Pyle Prize for Best Article in The Journal of Japanese Studies announced

The Journal of Japanese Studies has announced a new award in honor of NBR founding president and @UW Jackson School Professor Emeritus Kenneth B. Pyle, who was the founding editor of the JJS.

READ: https://bit.ly/3gGIC2j

The Journal of Japanese Studies (JJS), a twice yearly publication by the Society for Japanese Studies and housed at the University of Washington, has announced a new annual award in honor of Jackson...

NBR's Seattle office is seeking a Project Associate for our Philanthropy team to work with the Vice President of Philant...
04/26/2021

NBR's Seattle office is seeking a Project Associate for our Philanthropy team to work with the Vice President of Philanthropy on developing and expanding NBR's donor outreach and acquisition.

Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3nnEfdH

NBR's Seattle office is seeking a Project Associate for our Philanthropy team to work with the Vice President of Philanthropy on developing and expanding NBR's donor outreach and acquisition.

Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3nnEfdH

In analysis for #MAP Maritime Awareness Project @jppjagannath1 examines how Australia-India-Indonesia #trilateral as a m...
04/26/2021

In analysis for #MAP Maritime Awareness Project @jppjagannath1 examines how Australia-India-Indonesia #trilateral as a middle-power #maritime coalition brings value to existing trilaterals for #indopacific #maritimesecurity amid great-power rivalry.
📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3xnX4SJ

In analysis for #MAP Maritime Awareness Project @jppjagannath1 examines how Australia-India-Indonesia #trilateral as a middle-power #maritime coalition brings value to existing trilaterals for #indopacific #maritimesecurity amid great-power rivalry.
📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3xnX4SJ

Quoted in @OpIndia_com, Maritime Awareness Project PI Taylor  @fravel  comments on how #China is seeking bolster claims ...
04/23/2021
Chinese users edit open source maps of borders as per govt instructions

Quoted in @OpIndia_com, Maritime Awareness Project PI Taylor @fravel comments on how #China is seeking bolster claims in disputed #southchinasea territories by editing open source #maps in ways that favor its strategic interests.

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3xk0YMs

Chinese users are editing open-source maps like OpenStreetMap.org in order to perform cartographic warfare. | OpIndia News

Writing for NBR's Trade Center Claire Reade of @CSIS assesses @JoeBiden administration's priorities and leverage for dea...
04/23/2021

Writing for NBR's Trade Center Claire Reade of @CSIS assesses @JoeBiden administration's priorities and leverage for dealing with the #ChinaChallenge and formulating #UStrade policy.

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3gAwaRM

Writing for NBR's Trade Center Claire Reade of @CSIS assesses @JoeBiden administration's priorities and leverage for dealing with the #ChinaChallenge and formulating #UStrade policy.

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3gAwaRM

NBR Asia EDGE fellow @asthagupta88 on policy options for #SouthAsiancountries to proactively adopt best practices to inc...
04/20/2021

NBR Asia EDGE fellow @asthagupta88 on policy options for #SouthAsiancountries to proactively adopt best practices to increase their #energysecurity and resilience.

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3xbCcy1

NBR Asia EDGE fellow @asthagupta88 on policy options for #SouthAsiancountries to proactively adopt best practices to increase their #energysecurity and resilience.

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/3xbCcy1

For insight on #Europe's state naval diplomacy and #Asiapolicy, don't miss free access to Asia Policy journal article by...
04/16/2021

For insight on #Europe's state naval diplomacy and #Asiapolicy, don't miss free access to Asia Policy journal article by Liselotte Odgaard of @HudsonInstitute (paywall removed for a limited time).

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/32p5JWR

For insight on #Europe's state naval diplomacy and #Asiapolicy, don't miss free access to Asia Policy journal article by Liselotte Odgaard of @HudsonInstitute (paywall removed for a limited time).

📖 READ: https://bit.ly/32p5JWR

NBR's Spring 2021 virtual NextGen delegation met with ROK MOFA Director-General of North American Affairs Yunju Ko. DG K...
04/14/2021

NBR's Spring 2021 virtual NextGen delegation met with ROK MOFA Director-General of North American Affairs Yunju Ko. DG Ko gave an overview of U.S.-ROK relations under the new Biden administration and took questions from the delegates. #USROK #ROKMOFA #KORUS

NBR's Spring 2021 virtual NextGen delegation met with ROK MOFA Director-General of North American Affairs Yunju Ko. DG Ko gave an overview of U.S.-ROK relations under the new Biden administration and took questions from the delegates. #USROK #ROKMOFA #KORUS

Pravakar Sahoo Q&A on challenges facing the Indian economy and the potential paths forward, including the Supply Chain R...
04/13/2021

Pravakar Sahoo Q&A on challenges facing the Indian economy and the potential paths forward, including the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative.

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Pravakar Sahoo Q&A on challenges facing the Indian economy and the potential paths forward, including the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative.

📖 READ: bit.ly/3a42xUI

New from NBR’s #Energy and Environmental Affairs Program: Essay by Mandira Adhikari on #sustainableenergy in #Nepal and ...
04/12/2021

New from NBR’s #Energy and Environmental Affairs Program: Essay by Mandira Adhikari on #sustainableenergy in #Nepal and other #developingcountries

📖READ: https://bit.ly/3d9gYsG

New from NBR’s #Energy and Environmental Affairs Program: Essay by Mandira Adhikari on #sustainableenergy in #Nepal and other #developingcountries

📖READ: https://bit.ly/3d9gYsG

NBR senior advisor @claireuh Clara Gillispie presented on NBR-ERIN study on strengthening emerging Asia’s power sector a...
04/09/2021
9th Annual ERIN Meeting Held Virtually

NBR senior advisor @claireuh Clara Gillispie presented on NBR-ERIN study on strengthening emerging Asia’s power sector at @ERIAorg and ERI 9th annual ERIN meeting.

📖Read: https://bit.ly/3d1SDEW

Virtual room, 10 March 2021: The 9th annual Energy Research Institute Network (ERIN) meeting was opened by Mr Kulyos Audomvongsere from Energy Research Institute, Chulalongkorn …

@CRS4Congress report "U.S.-China Strategic Competition in South and East China Seas: Background and Issues for Congress"...
04/07/2021

@CRS4Congress report "U.S.-China Strategic Competition in South and East China Seas: Background and Issues for Congress" cites Hong Thao Nguyen's analysis for NBR's Maritime Awareness Project.

Read the CRS report: https://bit.ly/3uwxWa2

@CRS4Congress report "U.S.-China Strategic Competition in South and East China Seas: Background and Issues for Congress" cites Hong Thao Nguyen's analysis for NBR's Maritime Awareness Project.

Read the CRS report: https://bit.ly/3uwxWa2

IP Commission co-chair emeritus Jon Huntsman quoted in Desert News on China's trade policies and U.S. business concerns:...
04/07/2021
Jon Huntsman Jr. warns ‘U.S. has very little leverage’ dealing with China

IP Commission co-chair emeritus Jon Huntsman quoted in Desert News on China's trade policies and U.S. business concerns: "U.S. has very little leverage" in dealing with China and should engage "with caution and vigilance."

📰 READ: https://bit.ly/3mtOInm

Former Utah governor and ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. warns China continues to evolve from an authoritarian to totalitarian nation-state and U.S. businesses need to use caution.

Charles Boustany lays out factors that will shape Biden administration's trade policy and prospects for engagement in th...
04/06/2021

Charles Boustany lays out factors that will shape Biden administration's trade policy and prospects for engagement in the Indo-Pacific.

📖 Read now: https://bit.ly/3wzORdS

Charles Boustany lays out factors that will shape Biden administration's trade policy and prospects for engagement in the Indo-Pacific.

📖 Read now: https://bit.ly/3wzORdS

This week’s #AsiaonTap features:📹 #intellectualproperty issues facing the #US📖 MAP commentaries by @darciedraudt and @la...
04/05/2021

This week’s #AsiaonTap features:

📹 #intellectualproperty issues facing the #US
📖 MAP commentaries by @darciedraudt and @lamikim
🎧 @BhagyaS13 on power rivalry in #SouthAsia amid #pandemic

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This week’s #AsiaonTap features:

📹 #intellectualproperty issues facing the #US
📖 MAP commentaries by @darciedraudt and @lamikim
🎧 @BhagyaS13 on power rivalry in #SouthAsia amid #pandemic

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NBR counselor Ashley J. Tellis says any transformation of the Quad into a multilateral alliance like US bilateral allian...
04/05/2021
India, Russia, and the Quad: Russia’s Place in the Indo-Pacific

NBR counselor Ashley J. Tellis says any transformation of the Quad into a multilateral alliance like US bilateral alliances with Japan and Australia is a long ways away in Q&A for @CarnegieEndow.

Read: https://bit.ly/3uuz1iV

Ahead of the first virtual summit of the Quad countries (the United States, Japan, Australia, and India), Ashley J. Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, looked at the relationship between Russia and India, the role of the Quad, and why Delhi is keen to include M...

Tomorrow’s #AsiaonTap newsletter will see the release of the next episode of the #AsiaInsight podcast, in which NBR seni...
04/02/2021

Tomorrow’s #AsiaonTap newsletter will see the release of the next episode of the #AsiaInsight podcast, in which NBR senior vice president Karolos Karnikis interviews Bhagya Senaratne about power rivalry in #SouthAsia amid the #pandemic

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Tomorrow’s #AsiaonTap newsletter will see the release of the next episode of the #AsiaInsight podcast, in which NBR senior vice president Karolos Karnikis interviews Bhagya Senaratne about power rivalry in #SouthAsia amid the #pandemic

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NARP fellow Sameer P. Lalwani wrote a commentary for War on the Rocks on #US choices in #Afghanistan. He says the US wou...
04/02/2021

NARP fellow Sameer P. Lalwani wrote a commentary for War on the Rocks on #US choices in #Afghanistan. He says the US would do well to invest in a “Plan B” portfolio of diplomatic and military tools that sustainably manages its interests

READ 📖: https://bit.ly/3sNf1HN

NARP fellow Sameer P. Lalwani wrote a commentary for War on the Rocks on #US choices in #Afghanistan. He says the US would do well to invest in a “Plan B” portfolio of diplomatic and military tools that sustainably manages its interests

READ 📖: https://bit.ly/3sNf1HN

NBR senior advisor Clara Gillispie is featured in the very first episode of the Download, a new show about science and t...
04/02/2021

NBR senior advisor Clara Gillispie is featured in the very first episode of the Download, a new show about science and technology in #Taiwan, and discusses Taiwan's energy problems

LISTEN 🎧: https://bit.ly/3fDcmwj

NBR senior advisor Clara Gillispie is featured in the very first episode of the Download, a new show about science and technology in #Taiwan, and discusses Taiwan's energy problems

LISTEN 🎧: https://bit.ly/3fDcmwj

Stay informed on the most pressing issues in #Asia. Subscribe to NBR’s Premium Online Subscription for access to compreh...
04/02/2021

Stay informed on the most pressing issues in #Asia. Subscribe to NBR’s Premium Online Subscription for access to comprehensive analysis of #AsiaPolicy

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Stay informed on the most pressing issues in #Asia. Subscribe to NBR’s Premium Online Subscription for access to comprehensive analysis of #AsiaPolicy

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ICYMI: In an episode of #AsiaInsight, Charles W. Boustany Jr., Wendy Cutler, and Robert Holleyman discuss #US trade poli...
04/02/2021

ICYMI: In an episode of #AsiaInsight, Charles W. Boustany Jr., Wendy Cutler, and Robert Holleyman discuss #US trade policy in #Asia, examining the Biden admin’s trade priorities, developments in digital trade agreements, and more

LISTEN 🎧: http://bit.ly/3vtou8I

ICYMI: In an episode of #AsiaInsight, Charles W. Boustany Jr., Wendy Cutler, and Robert Holleyman discuss #US trade policy in #Asia, examining the Biden admin’s trade priorities, developments in digital trade agreements, and more

LISTEN 🎧: http://bit.ly/3vtou8I

NBR senior fellow Nadège Rolland spoke with US Embassy Algiers about #China’s #BRI and its implications for the average ...
04/02/2021

NBR senior fellow Nadège Rolland spoke with US Embassy Algiers about #China’s #BRI and its implications for the average consumer [note: discussion is in French]

WATCH 🎞️: https://bit.ly/31EZRs0

NBR senior fellow Nadège Rolland spoke with US Embassy Algiers about #China’s #BRI and its implications for the average consumer [note: discussion is in French]

WATCH 🎞️: https://bit.ly/31EZRs0

🚨NEW COMMENTARY🚨In “A Race for Nuclear-Powered Submarines on the Korean Peninsula?” Lami Kim examines #NorthKorea’s and ...
04/01/2021

🚨NEW COMMENTARY🚨

In “A Race for Nuclear-Powered Submarines on the Korean Peninsula?” Lami Kim examines #NorthKorea’s and #SouthKorea’s plans and assesses the implications for regional security in a new Maritime Awareness Project commentary

READ 📖: https://bit.ly/2OiXOHe

🚨NEW COMMENTARY🚨

In “A Race for Nuclear-Powered Submarines on the Korean Peninsula?” Lami Kim examines #NorthKorea’s and #SouthKorea’s plans and assesses the implications for regional security in a new Maritime Awareness Project commentary

READ 📖: https://bit.ly/2OiXOHe

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