The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

The Asia Security Initiative aims to produce commentary and analysis from a variety of experts, key regional stakeholders, and voices from the Asia-Pacific directly and consistently in order to provide concrete, actionable policy recommendations that bring 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.

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.

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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Sun, Aug 8, 2021

Roberts quoted in Nikkei Asia on the prospects of a potential boycott movement on Chinese firms

On August 8, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in Nikkei Asia that highlighted the potential of a global movement boycotting Chinese products due to humanitarian issues surrounding Xinjiang, Tibet, and Inner Mongolia. After the Tokyo Olympics, Roberts argues that “any company that considers a boycott doesn’t have a significant market presence in […]

In the News

China Economy & Business

Fri, Aug 6, 2021

Roberts quoted in Fortune on Beijing’s recent crackdowns on its technology giants

On August 6, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in Fortune that discussed Beijing’s outsize influence on China’s technology giants, highlighting that these companies contribute billions of dollars to the central government in order to escape scrutinization from the CCP. Roberts explains that “the sudden bout of gift-giving is certainly no guarantee that […]

In the News

China Economy & Business

Thu, Aug 5, 2021

Roberts quoted in The Diplomat on China’s recent crackdowns on its ed-tech industries

On August 5, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Diplomat that discussed new Chinese regulations across its education and technology industries, highlighting the trend of China’s public sector replacing its private sector as the CCP’s key economic priority as it seeks to ensure internal stability. Roberts argues that, “while the importance […]

In the News

China Economy & Business

Sat, Jul 31, 2021

Roberts quoted in Bloomberg on China’s recent crackdown on its leading tech companies

Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in a Bloomberg article published on July 31 that discussed fundamental shifts in the way China manages its economy. The article highlights an argument Roberts made in his previous works, suggesting that Beijing has embarked on “a new and risky path in economic policy” in order to catch up with and exceed […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Economy & Business

Fri, Jul 30, 2021

Roberts quoted in Washington Post on the CCP’s strengthening grip on China’s tech companies

On July 30, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in Washington Post article that discussed Beijing’s “politics in command” approach which “accepts some hits to economic growth in exchange for a stronger grip on tech companies.” Robert underscored Beijing’s intention on “strengthening control over private companies and foreign investment.” Read more about the author:

Timely Commentary & Analysis

China Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Xi Jinping’s politics in command economy

This issue brief examines the key role of Xi Jinping and the CCP in the development of a new strategy for state capitalism in modern China.

Issue Brief by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China East Asia

Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Garlauskas participates in Korea Economic Institute of America webinar: When is the right moment for an end of war declaration?

On July 27, Markus Garlauskas participated in a webinar held by the Korea Economic Institute of America titled, “When is the Right Moment for an End of War Declaration?” as a panelist in a discussion on what an official end of war declaration between the ROK and DPRK would mean for the peninsula as well […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Arms Control Indo-Pacific

Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Garlauskas joins ROK-US Alliance Peace Conference co-hosted by Korean Defense Veterans Association and Korea-US Alliance Foundation

On July 28, Markus Garlauskas spoke on a panel in the ROK-U.S. Alliance Peace Conference hosted by the Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) and the Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation (KUSAF) at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Garlauskas emphasized that strengthening deterrence against coercion by North Korea and China is a critical task for the ROK-US […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Foreign Policy on North Korea’s evolving missile capabilities

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Foreign Policy article published on June 28 that discussed key challenges likely to limit the Biden Administration’s prospects for constructive diplomacy with North Korea. Garlauskas highlighted the need for the US to restart large-scale military exercises and enhance missile defense capabilities in the Indo-Pacific, saying that it is necessary […]

In the News

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Garlauskas on The Washington Times Foundation forum: North Korea’s pre-negotiation moves

On June 1, Markus Garlauskas participated in a monthly forum, The Washington Brief, hosted by The Washington Times Foundation, to discuss ongoing interactions between Washington and Pyongyang over a possible resumption of the stalled denuclearization talks. His comments during the event were quoted in a follow-up article by The Washington Times. Discussing Pyongyang’s possible moves […]

In the News

Korea Politics & Diplomacy


Tue, Sep 28, 2021

2021 Atlantic Council – Korea Foundation Forum

Online Event The Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum is an annual conference hosted by the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative that brings together US and ROK officials and experts to develop forward-looking recommendations for the US-ROK alliance.

10:45am Climate Change & Climate Action East Asia Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Europe’s response to the Uyghur genocide

Online Event A conversation featuring two European parliamentarians taking action to address atrocities being committed against the Uyghur population.

11:30am China Europe & Eurasia European Union Human Rights