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Social movements, political transitions, and international and intra-state conflicts will create security challenges in Asia for the foreseeable future. ASPI's work aims to generate ideas to address these challenges. To do this, we convene informal dialogues among regional actors that help create trust and mutual understanding, and we organize task forces to recommend solutions that are designed to bridge differences between competing interests and opposing viewpoints.

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AidData report analyzing China's public diplomacy and its impact in East Asia.
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In this ASPI issue paper, Debra Eisenman analyzes five critical challenges facing Myanmar in 2018.
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ASPI report on how to strengthen regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific to manage peace and security in increasingly turbulent times.
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In this ASPI paper, Marshall Bouton argues that the Trump administration should move rapidly to secure closer cooperation with India.
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In his capacity as Chair of The Independent Commission on Multilateralism, ASPI President Kevin Rudd published a report with recommendations for the next UN Secretary General.
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In his report for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, ASPI President Kevin Rudd recommends a common strategic narrative to guide the U.S.-China relationship.
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This report offers new ideas on how to integrate competing U.S. interests in South Asia, encourage stronger interagency collaboration across the East Asia-South Asia divide, and expand expertise on South Asia in the U.S. government.
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Report: Improving Pakistan's police force
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This report describes critical governance and stability challenges in a region marred by staggering levels of corruption, human rights abuses, conflict, and civil unrest.

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