CSIS plays an important role in shaping the foreign policy debate on Asia. Our Asia team provides in-depth policy analysis and insights on the drivers of economic, political, and security dynamics in China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
The Asia team also maintains digital platforms for policy analysis such as Beyond Parallel, examining and bringing transparency to the possibility of Korean unification; the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), our interactive source for information, analysis and policy exchange on maritime security issues in the region; China Power, which unpacks the complexity of China’s rise through data visualization and analysis; and podcasts such as The Impossible State, The Asia Chessboard, ChinaPower, and Southeast Asia Radio.
The Asia team also seeks to define the contours of U.S. strategy in Asia by conducting collaborative research projects such as Mapping the Future of U.S. China Policy and organizes multiple events including the annual Asia Forecast conference, where panels of CSIS experts predict regional developments in the coming year.
Featured Asia Program Projects
All Asia Program Content
Blog Post by Gregory B. Poling and Japhet Quitzon — December 7, 2023
Blog Post by Sophie Lemière — December 5, 2023
From Populist Pariah to “Jokowi’s Man”: Analyzing Prabowo Subianto’s Transformation in the Lead-up to the 2024 Indonesian Elections
Blog Post by Angus Lam — December 4, 2023
Commentary by Michael Martin — November 29, 2023
Commentary by Erin L. Murphy — November 21, 2023
“Global Implications of the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting”: Audio Brief with Kathryn Paik
Podcast Episode by Kathryn Paik — November 21, 2023
Critical Questions by Kathryn Paik — November 21, 2023
Blog Post by Lauren Mai — November 17, 2023
Book Talk: An Unlikely Prisoner: How an eternal optimist found hope in Myanmar’s most notorious jail
Event — November 16, 2023