Covering every corner and aspect of the world's most populous continent, CSIS has an Asia team befitting of an Asian century. Explore the Asia Program.


  • Providing a sustained, high-level policy focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island Countries.

  • The Freeman Chair in China Studies, the China Power Project and other CSIS programs analyze the world’s most populous country.

  • The Japan Chair studies the political, economic, and security issues related to Japan and its place within Asia and the world.

  • The Korea Chair leads CSIS's work to advance major policy issues related to Korea at critical time in the U.S.-ROK alliance.

  • CSIS has extensive expertise in the Southeast Asia region, anchored by the Chair for Southeast Asia Studies and its chair holder Ernest Z. Bower.

Studying Asia