This blog is managed by the Rising Powers Initiative, a research project that explores the internal foreign policy debates, national identities, security orientations and economic influence of major and aspiring powers in the Asian region, including China, Japan, India, Iran, South Korea, Russia and ASEAN.  The emphasis is on understanding the domestic viewpoints and developments within Asian countries, with an eye on how these factors shape the external behaviors of states, and the broader implications for U.S. foreign policy, regional security and international politics.

More than twenty experts based throughout Asia and the U.S. contribute to this blog with periodic analysis and commentary that bridges academic research with policy developments. The blog also features updates on events and publications related to the project’s theme.  Dr. Deepa M. Ollapally is co-director of the Rising Powers Initiative and the editor of this blog. 

The Rising Powers Initiative is housed in the Sigur Center for Asian Studies of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and is supported by grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Asia Security Initiative of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

For more information about the Rising Powers Initiative, please visit the project website, or send us your questions using the following form:

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