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Bower, Ernest Z.

Works: 12 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 306 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Ernest Z Bower
Decoding China's emerging "great power" strategy in Asia by Christopher K Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's reemergence as a great power over the next few decades represents the primary strategic challenge for the U.S.-Japan security alliance and for the East Asian security landscape writ large. A clearer understanding of the fundamental underpinnings and trajectory of China's foreign policy and security strategies toward the region is necessary to navigate these challenges and assure stability and prosperity in Asia. As such, this report seeks to illuminate the new Chinese leadership's preoccupations, priorities, and policy predilections so that key stakeholders in East and Southeast Asia can determine how they can contribute both individually and collectively to keeping Asia safe and prosperous in a period of great uncertainty and diminishing resources."--Provided by publisher
Pacific partners : the future of U.S.-New Zealand relations : a report of the CSIS Southeast Asia program and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs by Ernest Z Bower( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and New Zealand are natural 'Pacific Partners.' The two countries share fundamental values and overwhelming common interests. Their views align on appropriate norms and modalities for ensuring the Asia-Pacific region can prosper in a positive and peaceful environment. It is timely for a good relationship to be elevated to another level. This report identifies five essential elements for this new partnership: political and security cooperation; trade and investment; science and technology cooperation; education and sociocultural ties; and transnational issues (nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation; climate change; and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief). The authors, backed by research teams and high-level advisory boards in both countries, present specific recommendations on each subject for policymakers and leaders in the private sector and civil society. The steps contemplated represent meaningful and measurable actions that can help transform this important bilateral relationship
Southeast Asia's geopolitical centrality and the U.S.-Japan alliance by Ernest Z Bower( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia's recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development of trends in the region and how they will impact the U.S.-Japan alliance. How will Southeast Asian states come to grips with the political and economic rise of China? How will they modernize their military forces and security relationships, and what role can the United States and Japan play? How will they manage their disputes in the South China Sea, and how will they pursue greater regional integration? These questions will prove critical in understanding Southeast Asia's role in the Asia Pacific, and in the U.S.-Japan alliance, in the decades ahead"--Publisher's web site
A rebalanced transatlantic policy toward the Asia-Pacific region by Heather A Conley( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia-Pacific rebalance 2025 : capabilities, presence, and partnerships : an independent review of U.S. defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This CSIS study fulfills that congressional requirement. The authors assess U.S. progress to date and recommend initiatives necessary to protect U.S. interests in the Pacific Command area of responsibility through 2025. Four lines of effort are highlighted: (1) Washington needs to continue aligning Asia strategy within the U.S. government and with allies and partners; (2) U.S. leaders should accelerate efforts to strengthen ally and partner capability, capacity, resilience, and interoperability; (3) the United States should sustain and expand U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region; and (4) the United States should accelerate development of innovative capabilities and concepts for U.S. forces
From strength to empowerment : the next generation of U.S.-Malaysia relations( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between the United States and Malaysia are at an all-time high. Since President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Najib Razak entered office in 2009, both countries' governments have committed to a new beginning and moved to establish closer ties through increased political, economic, and people-to-people cooperation. At the political and security levels, U.S.-Malaysia relations experienced a marked shift following the first meeting between Obama and Najib during the nuclear nonproliferation summit in Washington in 2010. Just before the meeting, the Malaysian Parliament had passed export control legislation to bolster Malaysia's efforts to prevent proliferation. During the meeting, Najib offered to send noncombatant medical military personnel to Afghanistan. Bilateral economic and trade cooperation between the United States and Malaysia is also reaching new levels. Najib in 2010 brought Malaysia into the nine-country talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which include the United States. Soon after taking office, Najib proposed economic reforms in the service sector, which opened more opportunities for international investors, including U.S. companies. The authors of this report believe that the leaders in both capitals should recognize the current window of opportunity and move with a sense of urgency to institutionalize the levels of engagement that are necessary to advance the interests of both countries in the 21st century
U.S. force posture strategy in the Asia Pacific region : an independent assessment by David Berteau( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report was commissioned by the United States Defense Department to provide an independent assessment of U.S. force posture in Asia. It examines multiple options for positioning US military forces in the Asia Pacific region, including the possibility of a naval base in Perth. President Barack Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, or Public Law 112-81) in December 2012, setting in motion the requirement under Section 346 of the NDAA to commission a report on force posture and deployment plans of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). One week later, on January 5, 2012, the president released at the Department of Defense (DoD) a new Strategic Guidance document that directed a rebalancing toward the Asia Pacific region of military forces and national security efforts across the government. This guidance, and the Fiscal Year 2013 defense budget, marks only the beginning of force posture rebalancing. In March, DoD tasked the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to undertake that study, with a report due 180 days after enactment, or by the end of June, 2012. At one level, PACOM force posture is tied to current deployments and activities in the region and to announced plans to modify such deployments. Chief among these are plans for replacing Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma and funding for additional military construction needed to transfer Marines from Okinawa to Guam. These plans are at the center of a logjam between DoD, which would like to implement them, and the Congress, which is reluctant to authorize funding absent better details about cost and long-term master plans. This report tackles those issues and proposes a way to break that logjam. However, the stakes for the United States in the Asia Pacific region go well beyond the scope of military construction projects. This report focuses on the larger question of how to align U.S. force posture to overall U.S. national interests in the Asia Pacific region
Briefing on the crisis in Thailand on Capitol Hill for congressional staff by Ernest Z Bower( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing an enduring strategy for asean by Ernest Z Bower( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we look ahead to 2012, the greatest challenge will be for the United States to focus and follow through on President Obama's commitment to be a Pacific president. Asia's expectations are now high. Southeast Asia and other U.S. allies and partners in the region rely on American ballast to balance a rising China, which has raised anxieties among its neighbors through its actions in the South China Sea and elsewhere. With political transitions pending in both the United States and China in 2012, the stakes are very high. The purpose of this summary report is to identify key conclusions and share top-line recommendations with U.S. policymakers. Commission member believe that ASEAN is vitally important to the United States, but the United States' current engagement is neither as comprehensive nor as strategic as U.S. interests warrant
Sustainable energy futures in Southeast Asia by Ernest Z Bower( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Potential sales of billions of dollars of energy equipment produced by U.S. companies are at stake in the major economies of the region. They are expected to import as much as $16 billion worth of energy products over the next few years to power their economic growth. But unless the United States launches new initiatives to snare sizable shares of this investment, U.S. companies are unlikely to be major players in all this trade.--Publisher description
CSIS Myanmar trip report : state of the nation and recommendations for U.S. policy by Ernest Z Bower( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In August 2012, a group of senior CSIS Asia specialists visited Myanmar (Burma) to explore the political, economic, and social reforms launched by the new civilian government and develop policy recommendations for the U.S. government. Myanmar is in the early stages of moving toward transformational change in nearly all respects, including political and economic reform, the opening of space for civil society, empowerment of women, defining foreign policy and national security priorities, and finding a path to reconciliation with its diverse ethnic groups. However, there was evidence that significant challenges remain with respect to governance and reconciliation with ethnic minorities and that rights abuses continue in some areas, despite the overall positive direction from the leadership of the new government. Real change appears to be under way, but it is not irreversible. Myanmar's government, opposition leaders, civil society groups, and business leaders all emphasized that there is an urgency and immediacy around the process of change in their country. The United States should be aware that there are important, perhaps even historic, opportunities to promote and support reform. It needs also to be aware of substantial threats to reform and transparency. Developing a policy to navigate through these opportunities and challenges will require thoughtful consideration and intense focus. Actions the United States takes in Myanmar are intrinsically linked to the U.S. relationship with ASEAN and its broader Asia Pacific regional strategy. This report provides an executive summary of the CSIS team's perspectives, shares its findings, and makes near-term recommendations for U.S. policy relating to Myanmar
A report of the CSIS Southeast Asia program and ISIS Malaysia : from strength to empowerment the next generation of U.S.- Malaysia relations by Murray Hiebert( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Pacific partners : the future of U.S.-New Zealand relations : a report of the CSIS Southeast Asia program and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs
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