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The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.
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The Phnom Penh Dilemma
Is current U.S. policy towards Cambodia working to counter its growing ties to China and deteriorating human rights record? Are there alternative policy approaches for Washington? Read our newest report from Program Assistant Lucas MyersRead the Report
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Squid Game and the Growth of South Korean Soft Power
Sue Mi Terry, Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, discusses the increasing global appeal and reach of South Korean pop culture including music, film, gaming, and sports.Watch Now
Acting Director, Asia Program
Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
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"Afghanistan is facing a pivotal moment. We’ve heard this before, but it’s never been more true today. The final U.S. withdrawal, unprecedented Taliban gains, and a floundering peace process underscore just how much Afghanistan’s future hangs in the balance."
Vice President of Programs and Director of Studies; Senior Advisor to the Asia Program; Senior Fellow in the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
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The 21st century will be defined by what happens in Asia. It is the source of incredible economic growth and tremendous upward potential, but is also riven with uncertainty, tension, and competition.
Program Coordinator and Associate for Southeast Asia, Asia Program
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Competition for Taiwan Scholars
Currently accepting applications for a month-long fellowship in summer 2021. This residential scholarship will bridge the worlds of academic research and policy implementation that will lead to enhanced relations between Taiwan and the United States.
Competition for Japan Scholars
Applications for this year's opportunity are currently closed. We will begin taking applications for next year's fellowship soon. The Japan Scholar initiative is supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation to promote research on issues of mutual concern between Japan and the United States.