Research Agenda

Research Agenda


The National Asia Research Program seeks to expand and deepen U.S. understanding of Asia through the different but complementary perspectives of the government and academic communities. The research topics chosen by NARP fellows below are illustrative of the pressing policy issues identified by NBR, NDU and senior advisors to the NARP in their conversations with policymakers. NARP fellows will present their tentative research findings during the Asia Policy Assembly in June and eventually publish their research findings in peer-reviewed academic and policy journals.

  • Red Flags: How Economic Stagnation Will Affect Chinese Security Policy
    Michael Beckley
  • Chinese Government Lobbying in the United States: Sources, Characteristics, Effects
    Erin Carter
  • Rolling Back the State: Comparing the Experience of Gas Market Liberalization East and Southeast Asia
    Jeanne Choi
  • Understanding Past Failures to Launch in the U.S.-India Defense Relationship
    Christopher Clary
  • Will They Stay or Will They Go: Why Allies Choose to Anchor, Augment, Autonomize, or Accommodate
    Zachary Cooper
  • Responding to the Rise of China in the Global Commons: Japan’s Evolving Approach to Outer Space, Cyberspace, and the High Seas
    Kristi Govella
  • The Global Diffusion of China’s Public Security Technology
    Sheena Greitens
  • Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Ports, Industrial Clusters, and Exporting the China Model of Development
    April Herlevi
  • Village Elections and the Fate of Grassroots Democracy in Xi Jinping’s China
    Joshua Hill
  • Levers of Power: Russia-China Nuclear Power Cooperation
    Emily Holland
  • China’s Strategic Strongpoints: Overseas Ports and Maritime Power
    Isaac Kardon
  • Whither a Networked Security Architecture? Understanding Overlapping U.S.-Indian Interests, Alignments, and Implications for the Quad and the Indo-Pacific
    Sameer Lalwani
  • Russia’s Asian Pivot and the Future of the Russia-China Relationship
    Christopher Miller
  • Economic Dimensions of the United States’ Emerging China Strategy
    William Norris
  • Exporting Nuclear Norms: Japan and South Korea in the International Nuclear Energy Market
    James Platte
  • CoCom 2.0? Controls on U.S. Technology Transfer to China
    Crystal Pryor
  • Reports of Rising Police-Society Conflict in China
    Suzanne Scoggins
  • Threats, Alliances, and Electorates: The Politics of Defense Policy in Taiwan
    Kharis Templeman
  • Securing U.S. Independence from China in Critical Rare Earth Minerals
    Kristin Vekasi
  • Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Defense Diplomacy’s Role in Sustaining the U.S.-Philippine Alliance
    Gregory Winger