Pacific Forum CSIS

Pacific Forum CSIS

The Pacific Forum CSIS provides timely, informative, and innovative analysis of political, security, and strategic developments in the Asia-Pacific region



Founded in 1975 and based in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Pacific Forum CSIS is a nonprofit, private, foreign policy research institute that operates as the Asia Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C. For more information about Pacific Forum CSIS, please contact us at (808) 521-6745 or



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The Pacific Forum CSIS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Foreign Studies University in China. The two organizations agreed to collaborate on exchange of faculty, scholars, students, and adminis; research projects; exchange of administrative staff; and the sharing of academic materials and information.



  • Hawaii APAL members at Pacific Forum CSIS 40th Anniversary Dinner 2015

    The Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program will help the next generation of Hawaii’s business, government, and community leaders develop a solid knowledge base of the major political, economic, and security issues in the Asia Pacific and to think critically and strategically about Hawaii’s role in the region.

  • Comparative Connections

    Comparative Connections provides a timely, concise, and comprehensive source of information and analysis on key East Asian bilateral relationships.

  • Issues & Insights

    Consists of in-depth analyses covering a wide range of topics and serving as a vehicle for providing summaries of Pacific Forum workshops and conferences, along with associated papers.

  • Kelly Fellows

    The James A. Kelly Korean Studies/Fellowship Program will promote academic study, research, and professional career paths focused on Korean Peninsula studies by young Kelly Fellows.

  • The Pacific Forum CSIS is offering a visiting fellowship to a young professional to work on its nonproliferation and nuclear security programs.

  • PacNet Newsletter

    A weekly publication generated from a network of policy research institutes designed to facilitate communication on timely events in the region and to serve as a vehicle for sharing research results and analyses.

  • Japan building

    The Pacific Forum CSIS with generous support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation has established the SPF Fellowship Program to nurture the next generation of specialists who will be committed to broadening and strengthening the US-Japan alliance.

  • Vasey Fellows

    The Lloyd and Lilian Vasey Fellowship Program provides great opportunity to the community of young, promising Asian scholars to develop hands-on expertise in U.S.-Asia policy issues.

  • Brunei

    Through the generous support of the Worldwide Support for Development and its chairman, Dr. Handa Haruhisha, the Pacific Forum presents the WSD-Handa Fellowship to help young East Asian, US, and European scholars and professionals obtain the knowledge and skills that will define them as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

  • The Young Leaders Program serves as a catalyst for training young professionals in international policy affairs at an early juncture in their careers.


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    (808) 521-6745

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