Countries & Regions
During the past several years, the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) has organized policy dialogues and working groups focused on finding solutions to pressing challenges for particular countries and subregions in Asia. As the foundation of ASPI’s ongoing work and problem-solving mandate, these efforts are driven by policymakers and experts with deep knowledge of and experience working on the countries in question, resulting in pragmatic solutions that are well-received on the ground.
The Policy Institute divides its work into five subregions – East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia. Some ASPI initiatives cover multiple subregions; for instance, ASPI’s work on building Asian security and trade architectures. However, other initiatives may span just one subregion, a few countries, or even a single country, as is the case with ASPI’s projects focused on Myanmar.
While ASPI is active in all of these subregions and is engaged with countries across the wider Asia-Pacific, it does have larger bodies of work on a few particular countries. These are also highlighted below through discrete country pages.
- Professional development program for South Korean early career female trade experts.
- An initiative seeking to manage distrust and conflict between the U.S. and China.
- ASPI initiative exploring the strategic implications of emerging ties between major countries in the Middle East and major countries in east, south, and southeast Asia.
- Using hard data to analyze China's economy under Xi Jinping.
- ASPI initiative to create a roadmap for linking the carbon markets in China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
- An initiative aimed at promoting economic integration in the Asia-Pacific.
- This ASPI initiative examines whether the international order can be reformed to reflect new power realities while ensuring continued support for open societies and economies.
- This ASPI initiative aims to accelerate India’s entry into the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.