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The National Bureau of Asian Research NBR Update
July 17, 2013



Asia Policy 16 Now Available

Asia Policy 16 features a roundtable on Himalayan water security; an essay on building a new type of relationship between China and the United States; articles on China’s nuclear missile force, strategies to improve U.S.-China military ties, and the evolution of China's and Taiwan's cross-strait policies; and a book review roundtable on Alexander Cooley's Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia.
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The ASEAN Regional Forum: Beyond the Talk Shop?

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Sheldon W. Simon (Arizona State University) examines the outcomes of this year’s ASEAN Regional Forum. He argues that the meeting has yet to move to preventive diplomacy or conflict resolution, but concludes that it still offers good value for U.S. foreign policy.
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Japan's Entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Domestic Priorities and Regional Dynamics

Aurelia Mulgan George (University of New South Wales, Canberra) analyzes the factors in Japan’s decision to join the TPP under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, including the central role of "Abenomics." She offers insights into how the Abe government might approach talks.
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Forthcoming Strategic Asia 2013-14 Volume

As part of NBR's two-year initiative "Approaching Critical Mass," the 2013-14 volume in the Strategic Asia series, titled Asia in the Second Nuclear Age, examines the role of nuclear weapons in the grand strategies of key Asian states and the impact of these capabilities--both established and latent--on regional and international stability.
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2013 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era

The report presents an overview and analysis of the main topics of discussion at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit. The Summit discussed the challenges of meeting Asia's rising energy demand while curving environmental degradation, mitigating climate change, and facilitating these goals by strengthening trans-Pacific ties.
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Slade Gorton Testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

Former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton, NBR Counselor and member of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a July 9 hearing on "Cyber Espionage and the Theft of U.S. Intellectual Property and Technology." Read his official testimony and the IP Commission's final report.

Roy Kamphausen Participates in a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Roundtable

Roy Kamphausen, NBR Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, participated in the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's July 11 roundtable hearing on U.S.-China cybersecurity issues. Learn more about the hearing and read the IP Commission's final report.




Seattle, WA: Roundtable Discussion with the Honorable Norm Dicks

July 29 -- The Slade Gorton International Policy Center at NBR will host its next Gorton Center Discussion Series event featuring former Congressman Norm Dicks and moderated by former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton. Congressman Dicks served 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and held significant leadership positions, including serving as the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee. Join us as we discuss critical issues facing the United States today, including defense policy in the Middle East, U.S. strategic rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific, intelligence-gathering vis-a-vis privacy issues, and the state of the U.S. Congress.
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Staff and Internships Openings in Seattle and Washington, D.C.

NBR is accepting applications for a Development Director in Seattle, WA, and an Event Coordinator/Manager in Washington, D.C. NBR is also seeking candidates for the inaugural Gorton Center Global Leaders Program in Seattle, WA.
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Members of NBR's Facebook and Twitter communities have weekly opportunities to win free NBR publications. Join us for our next giveaway on July 24-25 for a chance to win a copy of the NBR Special Report "From Disputed Waters to Seas of Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers to Maritime Cooperation in East and Southeast Asia."


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