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Centers & Programs

Asia Program

Asia’s rise will define the twenty-first century. Pressing matters in East, South, and Central Asia—from North Korea’s nuclear program to the economic ascension of China and India—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. 
60%share of the world’s population living in Asia

Program Experts

Program Director

Elizabeth C. Economy

C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies

Alyssa Ayres

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

Jerome A. Cohen

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies

Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia

Ely Ratner

Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow in China Studies

Adam Segal

Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

Sheila A. Smith

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies

Scott A. Snyder

Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy