Strategic Asia Program
The Strategic Asia Program aims to strengthen and inform strategic and policy decisions by providing innovative research on challenges and opportunities for U.S. national interests in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, delivered the keynote address at the October 3, 2012, launch event for Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge in Washington, D.C. Select volume contributors presented research findings that assess China’s growing military capabilities and regional responses, as well as the resulting challenges and opportunities facing the United States. Learn more.
The Strategic Asia Program:
- Offers an authoritative assessment of Asia’s evolving strategic environment
- Looks forward five years, and in some cases beyond, to contemplate the future of the region
- Maintains a record of data and analysis on trends in Asia’s changing strategic landscape
Guided by Research Director Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), this major ongoing research initiative publishes an annual edited volume and executive brief, maintains an online database focused on indicators that describe the changing balance of power in the region, an interactive mapping tool that tracks current Asian military developments, and organizes tailored briefings for a broad range of U.S. government agencies, policymakers, and leaders of industry to inform U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific.