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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The Position and Efforts of the Government of the DPRK to Achieve Peace and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

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The Opportunity for Economic Renewal in Japan

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India's New Relationship With the World

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De-Centering China: Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and State Nationalism

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China in the Next Five Years: Comprehensive and Sustained Development at Home and Win-Win Cooperation with the World

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'Transformation in contact': learning the lessons of modern war

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Iraq, Afghanistan and the future of British military doctrine:from counterinsurgency to stabilization

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Lessons from Helmand, Afghanistan: what now for British counterinsurgency?

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The German politics of war: Kunduz and the war in Afghanistan

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Infidels and miscreants: love and war in Afghanistan

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Campaign disconnect: operational progress and strategic obstacles in Afghanistan, 2009-2011

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Japan's Nuclear Crisis: the Risk of Risk Assessments

Chinese Technological Development: A Giant with Feet of Clay?

Japan and world challenges ahead

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Japan's Nuclear Crisis: the Long-term Impact

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Controlling Illegal Logging: Consumer-Country Measures

The Impact of India's Renewed Africa Engagement

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India and South Africa as Partners for Development in Africa?

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Resurgent Trilateralism in Northeast Asia

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Japan and the Changing Global Order

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US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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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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Seoul searching

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Reading list: Japan

A Filipino fisherman operates around Scarborough Shoal, South China Sea, near a Chinese coast guard ship on 13 December 2016. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images.
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China’s Evolving Approach to International Dispute Settlement

A couple walk past wallets with images of Chinese yuan banknotes and US dollar banknotes displayed at a store in Beijing, China, on 7 November 2014. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
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Renminbi Internationalization: A Conflict of Statecrafts

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Is China eroding the bargaining power of traditional donors in Africa?

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Nepal’s comprehensive peace agreement: human rights, compliance and impunity a decade on

Thousands of protesters with placards take part in a demonstration against US President Donald Trump on Whitehall, 4 February 2017, in London. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images.
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Challenge and Uncertainty in a Volatile World: Japan–UK Responses

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The renminbi sold short

The Great Hall of the People during the closing ceremony of China's National People's Congress on 15 March 2015 in Beijing, China. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images.
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The Critical Transition: China’s Priorities for 2021

A Chinese labourer works on the Karakoram highway in northern Pakistan, where the new Silk Road is under construction, 29 September 2015. Photo: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images.
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The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the London Market – the Next Steps in Renminbi Internationalization

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Where is India headed? Possible future directions in Indian foreign policy

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Narendra Modi’s Pakistan and China policy: assertive bilateral diplomacy, active coalition diplomacy

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India’s role in global governance: a Modi-fication?

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Narendra Modi and India’s normative power

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Indo-US relations under Modi: the strategic logic underlying the embrace

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