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The Asia Security Initiative aims to produce commentary and analysis from a variety experts, key regional stakeholders, and voices from the Asia-Pacific directly and consistently in order to provide concrete, actionable policy recommendations that brings together the United States with its European and Asian allies and partners to develop a strategic perspective for adapting and revitalizing the rules based international order

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Asia Security Initiative research and reports engage with key regional stakeholders, decision-makers and opinion leaders to produce content incorporating regional voices and develop action-oriented strategies to shape policy of the United States and its allies and partners.

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The Asia Security Initiative regularly convenes high-level discussions that engage policymakers, experts, and officials to make real-world impact including changing or informing policies of the US government or its allies and partners, as well as affecting corporate sector policies, by offering concrete, actionable policy recommendations on a range of traditional and non-traditional issues.

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Content

Fri, Jun 29, 2018

The China challenge to an inclusive Asia-Pacific regional trade architecture

There is more uncertainty about the future of global and regional trade systems than at any time since the current rules-based order was created in the aftermath of WW2. As trade wars loom, the world’s two largest trading powers, China and the United States, pursuing “America First” trade policies appear on different and discordant paths. […]

Report by Robert A. Manning

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Building a smart partnership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Along with greater prospects for human advancement and progress, advancements in emerging technologies have the potential to be dramatically disruptive, threatening existing assumptions around national security, rules for international cooperation, and a thriving global commerce.

Report by Beau Woods, Vaughan Turekian, Taehee Jeong, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Elizabeth Prescott, Gwanhoo Lee, and Rebekah Lewis

Defense Technologies Internet of Things

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Stronger than ever but more challenged than ever: The US-Japan alliance in the Trump-Abe era

In the current uncertain and challenging international political environment, the US-Japan alliance has never been stronger or more important than it is now; yet it has never faced as many challenges and hurdles than it does today. Under President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the alliance is steadfast and unwavering. But global instability, […]

Report by Robert Manning, Kamiya Matake, and James J. Przystup

Japan Korea

Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Five Questions for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

In the coming week, Congress will turn its attention to someone who has until now managed to fly under its radar—Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook. On April 10, Zuckerberg will appear as the sole witness before a joint hearing of two Senate committees—the Judiciary Committee and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation […]

New Atlanticist by Klara Jordan and Shaun Ee

Cybersecurity Security & Defense
Murky Waters: Maritime Security in the East and South China Seas

Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Murky waters: Maritime security in the East and South China Seas

What is the state of play in the East and South China Seas, and what might be the future of maritime rules and norms in the region? To answer these questions, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security convened several experts for a public panel discussion on March 30, 2018. With panelists representing […]

Event Recap by Shaun Ee

China International Norms
Surfing the Strait: China, Taiwan, and Twitter

Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Cross-Strait Series: Surfing the Strait—China, Taiwan, and Twitter

In today’s new media environment, the opportunities for instant rhetoric add a novel element to national and international discourse that can complicate relationships between countries and leaders, as with China’s recent condemnation of President Trump’s December 2017 tweet on North Korea.

Event Recap by Asia Security Initiative

China Civil Society

Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Kissing the ring: Kim pledges denuclearization after meeting with China’s Xi

Overnight, China ended the mystery and intrigue of its secret visitor: Yes, it was North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, making his first foreign trip to Beijing. While there, Kim pledged a commitment to North Korean denuclearization. Kim said: “It is our consistent stand to be committed to denuclearization in accordance with the will of […]

New Atlanticist by Robert A. Manning

China Korea
Kentaro Sonoura

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

A free and open Indo-Pacific strategy

In November 2017, when President Trump visited Japan, Prime Minister Abe and President Trump agreed to work together to promote peace and prosperity in the region by developing the Indo-Pacific as free and open. In addition, particularly after President Trump gave a speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 10th, […]

Event Recap by Asia Security Initiative

East Asia Japan

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Recent Publications

Asia in the “Second Nuclear Age”, by Gaurav Kampani and Bharath Gopalaswamy, November 2017 Asian Water Security, by Peter Engelke, November 2017 The Sino-Indian Clash and the New Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, by Bharath Gopalaswamy and Robert Manning, November 2017 Sustaining America’s Economic Strength in the Asia-Pacific: A Narrowing Window of Opportunity, by Ali Wyne, […]

Uncategorized by Diya Li

Tue, Dec 12, 2017

2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum

Reimagining the US-Republic of Korea Partnership in the Trans-Pacific Century     As the Trump administration nears the end of its first year in office, it is a propitious moment to take stock of the emerging US policy for an uncertain and very dynamic security and economic environment in the Trans-Pacific region. In order to most […]

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

East Asia Korea