Research Focus

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Project2049Institute

The Project 2049 Institute conducts research and analysis in five areas critical to Asia’s future:

1. Democracy and governance. Research examines the role of civil society, elections and political processes, rule of law, and anti-corruption activities in young democracies or countries in transition, and assesses the impact of democratic consolidation on security.

2. Alliances, coalitions and partnerships. Studies forecast risks and opportunities arising from established and nascent regional alliances, and analyze how pooling of resources and political capital might shift the region’s balance of power.

3. Non-traditional security. Research examines regional impacts of terrorism/extremism, pandemic disease control, natural disasters, and environmental and energy security—issues that are of increasing concern to security experts but remain relatively new to the field.

4. China studies. Studies assess the impact of China’s rapid economic, social and military development on the Asia-Pacific security environment, and how neighboring countries and the United States are managing China’s rise.

5. Asia and the world. Projects will examine Asia's interactions with countries and organizations outside the region to better understand future global dynamics.

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