Asia Program

About the Asia Program

About the Program

Asia’s rise will define the twenty-first century. Pressing matters in East, South, and Central Asia—North Korea’s nuclear program, India’s economic ascension, China’s disputed maritime claims, Japan’s changing economic fortunes, Myanmar’s political reforms, and Afghanistan’s religious extremism, to name just a few—have global implications far beyond the region’s borders. And what happens in Asia will shape and be shaped by American foreign policy, society, and trade. The Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations informs policymakers, business leaders, and the public at large about the complex future that lies ahead for the world’s largest and most economically dynamic continent.

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