In Time for Obama Visit: New Blog Examines Impact of Their Domestic Views on Asian Countries’ Foreign Policies

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A new blog with an emphasis on understanding the domestic viewpoints and developments within Asian countries is contributing to a more nuanced understanding among the U.S. foreign policy community and Asian regional security experts about on how these domestic factors shape the external behaviors of states. 

The Rising Powers Initiative blog is part of 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. 

Housed in the Sigur Center for Asian Studies of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and supported Carnegie Corporation of New York, the blog features more than 20 experts based throughout Asia and the U.S. who regularly post analyses and commentaries that bridge academic research with policy developments.

Carnegie Corporation’s grant to the Sigur Center is part of a broader strategy to support innovative research, the development of cadres of younger specialists on foreign and security policies, and improved linkages between the scholarly, expert and policy communities in the United States and abroad.