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
Asia Program

Program Experts

Alyssa Ayres

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

Jerome A. Cohen

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies

Elizabeth C. Economy

Senior Fellow for China Studies

Julian Gewirtz

Senior Fellow for China Studies

Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia

Mira Rapp-Hooper

Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies (ON LEAVE)

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