About Asia

Our Asia Project analyzes major policy issues in the area related to U.S. involvement and human rights.

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World


Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

Risk and Returns: The Economic Illogic of the Obama Administration's Arms Export Reforms

By William D. Hartung

Aug-21-2013 | Report

The Obama administration's plans to dramatically loosen U.S. arms export controls will likely lead to an easier time for smugglers in the near future... Read More »

Turning a Corner


Jul-01-2013 | Report

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges facing our world today. Wars in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, climate chaos due to global warming and the widening gap between the super-rich and everyone else engender a sense of hopelessness... Read More »

Obama’s Arms Sales Policy: Promotion or Restraint?

By William D. Hartung

Feb-06-2014 | Article

The United States is far and away the world’s leading arms trafficking nation, with $60 billion in arms transfer agreements last year alone... Read More »

US Doesn’t Need More Defense Dollars to Ease Crisis in East China Sea

By Charles Knight

Jan-24-2014 | Letter

Preventing war with a rising China requires diplomatic wisdom, not additional US military investment... Read More »

South Korea Stumble Threatens Lockheed's 'Super Jet'

By William D. Hartung

Aug-19-2013 | Article

U.S. allies are backing out of deals for the F-35 fighter jet, and Lockheed Martin may outsource jobs to save the deals. Meanwhile, the U.S. is running out of reasons to support the F-35 purchase... Read More »

Financial Transparency Coalition Annual Conference 2014

Oct-14-14 | Lima, Peru

Mark your calendars for the Financial Transparency Coalition 2014 annual conference co-hosted by the Latin American Network on Debt and Development in Lima, Peru October 14-15... Read More »

Series Premiere: Years of Living Dangerously

Apr-10-14 | Showtime

From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change... Read More »

Towards Transparency: Making the Global Financial System Work for Development

Oct-01-13 | Dar es Salaam

Illicit financial flows are one of the leading, and most under-appreciated, causes of poverty in the developing world... Read More »

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