About cogitASIA

CogitASIA is the blog for the Asia programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C.


As a foreign policy think tank, CSIS is constantly monitoring important developments throughout the region. CogitASIA is our channel for those who are interested in going beyond the headlines and gaining a deeper understanding of the issues.

CogitASIA features contributions from country experts, academics, local experts, and seasoned politicians from around the world who will provide in-depth analysis and interpretations of the problems that are shaping the region—from elections to suspicious statecraft.

CSIS does not take specific policy positions; accordingly, all views, positions, and conclusions expressed in this blog should be understood to be solely those of the author(s).