West Asia or the Middle East routinely makes headlines due to a complicated array of security challenges. However, ASPI doesn’t view this or any region through a singular lens. The West Asian region has a vibrant history and influential political and economic ties across the Asia-Pacific, including with the United States. West Asia remains a vital source of energy and remittances for many countries across Asia, and its importance has grown as the challenges it faces increasingly involve other parts of the world. Through private roundtables, public discussions, policymaker briefings, and expert commentary, ASPI facilitates regional cooperation as well as greater dialogue and understanding between Middle Eastern countries and the Asia-Pacific region, including the United States.
articleTaylah Bland and Rachel Horne write in an op-ed in South China Morning Post about how both Beijing and Riyadh have much to gain from strengthening their partnership.
podcastWendy Cutler with Rem Korteweg, Martin Sandbu, and James Crabtree on the AIG Global Trade Series podcast.
reportCreative and practical ideas for how the United States might re-engage in the Asia Pacific in the critical first six months of the new administration.
articleDr. Khor Swee Kheng writes on the lessons from Asia other countries could consider for global public health.
reportThis ASPI issue paper examines the sources of tension in the U.S.-Iran relationship, lays out alternative scenarios that could unfold in the period ahead, and offers specific recommendations for U.S. policy toward Iran.