Past Freeman Chair Projects

China and Regional Security Dynamic

This project drew on many years experience examining key aspects China's defense and security policy and its impact on East Asian regional dynamic to provide balanced, well-informed, and prudent observations and recommendations for U.S. policy in the region.

China’s Emergence in Central Asia

The project analyzed China's more prominent emergence in Central Asia, and its implications for future political, economic, and security developments in the region, the counterterrorism effort, the stability and expansion of the regional energy market, the spread of Islamic fundamentalism, the relationship between China, Russia and the United States, and U.S. interests in the region.

China’s Space Program

The Freeman Chair held two events in 2003 on China’s first manned space mission. On October 16, 2003, the Freeman Chair hosted a panel assessing China's first manned space mission. The panel consisted of Dean Cheng, Senior Research Analyst with the CNA Corporation, Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and John M. Logsdon, Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. On September 29, 2003, the Freeman Chair hosted Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Chair of the Department of National Security Studies at the Naval War College. She gave a presentation on China's upcoming manned space launch which examines the motivations behind China's "Great Leap Upward" and the implications of China's attempted manned launch for the U.S.

Examining China’s healthcare policies and its implications for U.S.-China relations and global health policy.

Asian Regionalism Initiative
Looking in-depth at how the Asia-Pacific region can work together to address the challenges of energy insecurity, climate change, and humanitarian crises in the years ahead.

China Balance Sheet
The China Balance Sheet is a joint project between CSIS and the Peterson Institute for International Economics that analyzes the dynamics underpinning China’s domestic transformation and emergence as an international power.

China's Global Health Engagement and Development Assistance

China’s Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

Smart Power in U.S.-China Relations
The CSIS Commission on China's report 'Smart Power in U.S.-China Relations' presents a strategic framework for the relationship based on the need to cooperatively address transnational challenges.