Bhubhindar Singh, RPI Visiting Scholar and associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, writes that while Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s recent visit to the United States brought new defense guidelines for the two countries, this positive development remains dampened by Japan’s image problem in East Asia.
Meeting the energy demands of a growing economy is one of the primary challenges in the 21st century. Three experts who participated in a major Sigur Center research project presented their findings that there are relatively optimist prospects for energy security in Asia, thus posing a challenge to prevailing assumptions and fears. This Policy Brief explores energy debates in Asia, the factors underlying them, and the future outlook for energy security in the region.
Nationalism has recently become more salient in Russian foreign policy debates, especially after the annexation of Crimea last year. How does this resurgence of nationalism affect Russia’s foreign policy and its relationship with the United States and Europe? Should we expect to see a more assertive Russia in the coming years? In this Policy Brief, we provide insights from Andrew C. Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow of Russia and Eurasia Program, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
What is the future of the Chinese Communist Party? In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, RPI author David Shambaugh argues “The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the country closer to a breaking point.”
Nationalism has greatly shaped debates in Iran on what role the country should assume in the Middle East and in the world. How have these debates evolved under President Hassan Rouhani’s administration over the past two years? How do they differ from the debates that occurred during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency? In this Policy Brief, we provide insights from Farideh Farhi, Affiliate Graduate of Faculty, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
How does nationalism affect the foreign policies of two nationalist leaders in Asia – Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi? In this Policy Brief, we present insights from two RPI authors, Richard Samuels and Deepa M. Ollapally, on the role of nationalist worldviews in the foreign policy debates of Japan and India.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States at the end of April was a resounding success overall. One of the main highlights of the five-day visit was the signing of the new …Read More »
Meeting the energy demands of a growing economy is one of the primary challenges in the 21st century. This endeavor has led many states in Asia to consider whether to satisfy their energy needs through …Read More »
A massive earthquake in Nepal on April 25 has claimed thousands of lives and left many survivors camped in the streets for fear of aftershocks. International humanitarian aid has poured into the country as the …Read More »
RPI author David Shambaugh discusses the reform challenges the Chinese Communist Party faces today.