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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A truck hauls fresh timber from mountainous terrain in the Limbang area of Sarawak, Borneo. Photo by Yvan Cohen/LightRocket via Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Malaysia

International Affairs

What consensus? Geopolitics and policy paradigms in China and the United States

Two plantation workers tie logs to load a forest train at the lumber storage yard in Wangqing County of Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province, China. Photo by China Photos/Getty Images.
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Trade in Illegal Timber: The Response in China

A motoryclist rides past a private wood processing workshop in HanoI, Vietnam. Photo by HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images.
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Trade in Illegal Timber: The Response in Vietnam

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/Getty
The World Today

After the departure of ISAF, what would an Afghan peace process look like?

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The World Today

Rula Ghani

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The World Today

The money has gone East

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A Comparative Perspective on an Afghan Peace Process: Why, When, Who and What?

A worker walks near a log to be processed at the Okikura Lumber Mill facility, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg via Getty Images.
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Trade in Illegal Timber: The Response in Japan

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Facing the Flood: How Asia Is Coping With Volatile Capital Flows

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International Affairs

Assessing the danger of war: parallels and differences between Europe in 1914 and East Asia in 2014

Timber and logging railroad used to transport logs made by illegal loggers at Kerumutan protected tropical rainforest on July 12, 2014 in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Indonesia

This aerial picture shows a logging site inside a forest in Boulikhamsai. Photo by HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Lao PDR

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South Korea’s Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fortune, Fuel and Frontier Markets

The World Today

Afghanistan

Prime Minister David Cameron holds a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe during the first day of the G8 Summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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Does Britain Matter in East Asia?

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Nuclear fears, hopes and realities in Pakistan

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Reconciliation and research in Afghanistan: an analytical narrative

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‘Doing some things’ in the Xi Jinping era: the United Nations as China’s venue of choice

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The inconsequential gains and lasting insecurities of India’s nuclear weaponization

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