Asia-Pacific

Chatham House research on the Asia-Pacific region explores the key political, economic and social developments. 

Covering the region from Afghanistan to Australia, the work focuses on geopolitics, governance, population and migration issues, technology and its impact on society, conflict dynamics and prospects for peace and promoting sustainable and inclusive growth and development.

Key project work includes the UK-Japan Global Seminar Series which examines how the UK and Japan are adapting to a changing world, and the EU-China 2025 project which focuses on the economic relationship between the EU and China over the coming decade.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the Asia-Pacific Programme and its projects.

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India's delegation enters for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Photo: Getty Images.
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India Will Be Integral to the Commonwealth’s Future

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What Next for China? President Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule

Indonesian PM Joko Widodo. Photo: Getty Images.
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Recommitting to International Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Indonesia

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Can ‘Digital India’ be Good for Women?

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Managing Risks Along the Belt and Road

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Governance, Leadership and Legitimacy in East Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Belt and Road Forum in Yanqi Lake in May 2017. Photo: Getty Images.
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Belt and Road Is Not a (Completely) Closed Shop

Shinzo Abe arrives in parliament on 14 March. Photo: Getty Images.
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North Korea and a School Scandal Heap Pressure on Japan's Prime Minister

Participants at an AI event in Bangalore. Photo: Getty Images.
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Artificial Intelligence Apps Risk Entrenching India’s Socio-economic Inequities

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China's Outlook and Changing Role in South Asia

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Will Trump make China great again? The belt and road initiative and international order

A Sri Lankan policeman guards a mosque Colombo. Photo: Getty Images.
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Sri Lanka's Buddhist-Muslim Tensions Are in Danger of Erupting Into Widespread Violence

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Post-Brexit UK and India: Perspectives for Business and Innovation

Zhou Xiaochuan at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 2017. Photo: Getty Images.
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China’s Outgoing Central Bank Governor Leaves an Impressive but Fragile Legacy

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Why Is Vietnam Hosting an American Aircraft Carrier?

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The Future of Chinese Foreign Policy: Implications for International Law

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Overcoming Challenges for Democracy: The Indian Experience

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Protecting the 'New Silk Road': What Role for the Private Sector?

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Screening Room: Armed with Faith

A policeman in Manila investigates the scene where the body of an alleged drug user lies after being killed by unidentified assailants on 8 December 2017. Photo: Getty Images.
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In Examining the Philippines’ Drug War, the ICC Takes a Positive but Challenging Step

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Will Trump make China great again? The belt and road initiative and international order

Pro-EU demonstrators fly a Union flag and an EU flag outside of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London, on 8 December 2017. Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images.
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Anglo-Japanese Cooperation in an Era of Growing Nationalism and Weakening Globalization

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The US–Chinese power shift and the end of the Pax Americana

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US–China relations and the liberal world order: contending elites, colliding visions?

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The end of liberal international order?

Entrepreneurs Virginia Santy (left) and Melanie Ulle at Women in Kind, a co-working space aimed at small businesses run by women in Denver, US. Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images
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Gender-smart Procurement: Policies for Driving Change

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Non-western visions of regionalism: China's New Silk Road and Russia's Eurasian Economic Union

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The BRICS - merely a fable? Emerging power alliances in global trade governance

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Review forum: Soldiers of empire: Indian and British armies in World War II

The European Union (EU)–China Summit plenary session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 12 July 2016. Photo: HOW HWEE YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images.
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EU–China Economic Relations to 2025: Building a Common Future

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Security leverage, structural power and US strategy in east Asia

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Perspectives on the emerging role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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Myanmar’s problem state

Japan's prime minister, Shinzō Abe, and India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, attend the East Asia Summit in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, on 13 November 2014. Photo credit: © Christophe Archambault/Staff
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Creative Minilateralism in a Changing Asia: Opportunities for Security Convergence and Cooperation Between Australia, India and Japan

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Pivotal Days: US–Asia-Pacific Alliances in the Early Stages of the Trump Administration

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Apocalypse soon?

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Empire and emporium

Containers are loaded onto a freight train ahead of departure from DP World London Gateway’s rail freight depot in Corringham, on 10 April 2017, en route to Yiwu in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images.
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Brexit: Implications for EU–China Relations

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Review article: Reimagining Afghanistan

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