Mission

The Asia Society Policy Institute is the hub of a non-partisan, Asia-centric global network of experts who create solutions that advance the prosperity, security, and sustainability of Asia.

As Asia’s emerging centers of influence alter the global balance of power, the need for innovative thinking on international issues from both Asian and American perspectives has never been more urgent. Examples abound: tensions between China and Japan; disputes over the South China Sea; the search for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan; the rapid growth of countries as diverse as India and Indonesia; the democratic transition in Myanmar; the prospect for renewed relations between Iran and the West—not to mention the challenges posed by climate change, terrorism, and the scarcity of natural resources. Finding optimal solutions to these complex, far-reaching problems requires deeper understanding and cooperation among the United States, Asian nations, and the world.

With top-level advisors, fellows, and the premier Asia-wide network of experts, ASPI provides a unique platform for policy development. It boasts a truly Asia-wide scope; participation from business and policy leaders on equal footing; and the application of Asia Society’s world-leading convening and research capabilities to the pursuit of prosperity, security, and sustainability across Asia. We believe this formula is uniquely suited to advancing international cooperation and effective policymaking during a century that many believe will belong to Asia.