• Multiple programs and scholars focus on Afghanistan, especially the role of the United States and the international community there.

  • 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.

  • Led by the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS has a number of resources dedicated to analyzing the many facets of the world’s most populous democracy.

  • 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.

  • Many programs at CSIS study this critically important nation.

  • CSIS has unparalleled expertise in Southeast Asia, anchored by the Southeast Asia Program—the premier forum for a high-level policy dialogue focusing on Southeast Asia and U.S. interests in the region—and its chair holder Ernest Z. Bower.

  • The Middle East Program leads CSIS’s analysis of security and political trends in the North African Maghreb and efforts to combat radical ideology there. It also examines deepening U.S. engagement in the region. The Maghreb is defined here as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

  • The Africa Program, along with programs and scholars focused on health and energy issues, analyze a host of issues affecting the region.

  • Energy and trade issues comprise much of CSIS’s work on the Caribbean.

  • Border, trade, and security issues comprise much of CSIS’s work on this region.

  • The Americas Program houses most of CSIS’s expertise on the many political, economic, and security issues related to this continent.

  • The Europe Program leads CSIS’s longstanding research on this region.

  • CSIS has long had expertise on NATO and the transatlantic relationship.

  • The Europe Program and the Russia and Eurasia Program lead CSIS’s longstanding research on this region.

  • The Turkey Project focuses exclusively on this strategically important country which is featured in the work of other CSIS programs and experts as well.

  • The Middle East Program leads CSIS’s analysis of how changing security, political, and economic conditions are reshaping Gulf politics and society. It also looks at U.S. military engagement and Gulf security architecture. The Energy and National Security Program assesses energy trends in the region and their impacts on global markets.

  • The Middle East Program analyzes the impacts of changes in Egypt’s economic, security, and political environment. It also seeks to understand the changing nature of the U.S.-Egyptian strategic partnership.

  • The Middle East Program leads CSIS’s work on issues related to Iran and its impacts on regional affairs. It examines domestic trends within Iran and the country’s relations with its neighbors and with world powers.

  • Multiple programs and scholars contribute to CSIS’s analysis of the political, economic, and security challenges facing Iraq. CSIS’s work analyzes dynamics between the government of Iraq and its citizens, the regional governments and the national government, insurgent groups within Iraq, and the central government’s foreign relations.

  • CSIS covers a wide set of issues in the Levant, including the Syrian civil war’s impacts on Syria and its neighbors; U.S.-Israel strategic relations; and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • The Middle East Program leads CSIS’s analysis of security and political trends in the North African Maghreb and efforts to combat radical ideology there. It also examines deepening U.S. engagement in the region. The Maghreb is defined here as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

  • The Turkey Project focuses exclusively on this strategically important country which is featured in the work of other CSIS programs and experts as well.