Asia Program

Covering every corner of the world's most populous region, the CSIS Asia Team provides insightful analysis and develops innovative policy solutions for the Asian century.

CSIS' Asia portfolio includes six programs focused on specific areas within the region:

Freeman Chair in China Studies
Japan Chair
Korea Chair
Simon Chair in Political Economy
Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies
Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Asia also features heavily in the work of other CSIS programs including:

Defense and National Security Group
Energy and National Security Program
Global Aging Initiative
Global Health Policy Center

Follow CSIS Asia Programs online:

Twitter Logo Follow the Sumitro Chair in Southeast Asia Studies on Twitter – @SoutheastAsiaDC
Twitter Logo Follow the Pacific Partners Initiative on Twitter – @PacPartnersDC
Twitter Logo Follow the CSIS Korea Chair on Twitter – @CSISKoreaChair
Twitter Logo Follow the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies on Twitter – @CSISIndiaChair
Facebook Logo Like the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies Facebook Page.
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Explore our programs, projects 
and publications



U.S.-India Insight




Japan Chair Platform




Korea Chair Platform



Freeman Report Newsletter: Thoughts from the Chairman




Global Economics Monthly




Southeast Asia from the Corner of 18th & K




Emerging Indian Economy Signature Series


Partnership for Recovery

Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future: Task Force on U.S.-Japan Cooperation after 3/11




Advancing Social Science with Korea


Executive Training Program




Economic Statecraft Series



Trans-Pacific Partnership Speaker Series





CSIS Asia Programs Blog: CogitASIA




  • G20 2012 Color Flags Sphere; Image courtesy of DonkeyHotey's Flickr photostream,

    Creating an enduring consultative mechanism for EU-U.S. cooperation in the Asia Pacific.

  • A series of high level conferences that bring U.S. and Asia Pacific leaders together to discuss their bilateral relationships, one country at a time.

  • Jakarta Skyline

    The CSIS Indonesia Initiative seeks to enhance U.S. understanding of Indonesia.

  • The South China Sea in High Resolution

    Bringing clarity to this complex region, The South China Sea in High Resolution examines the geopolitical, economic, and legal issues arising from territorial and maritime disputes in the sea.

  • The U.S.-Australia Speaker Series seeks to spotlight the enduring ties and common interests between the United States and Australia.

    Made possible by BHP Billiton.

  • 1935 Pan American Pacific Map; Photo courtesy of Tom Wigley's Flickr photostream,

    Real-time conversations between fellows from CSIS and Australia's Lowy Institute for International Policy on the foreign policy topics that matter to Washington and Canberra.


  • Associate Director, Japan Chair
    (202) 775-3144

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