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The North Asia Program conducts research on the politics and foreign policies of the countries of North Asia, with a focus on how domestic politics in these countries shape external behaviour. Researchers focus on the countries and territories of North and Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From 2020, the Institute's extensive research on Southeast Asia - including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Myanmar - is now incorporated in our newly-dedicated Southeast Asia Program. Each Program also commissions work by other scholars on the broader region. To complement their written research, Lowy Instiutute experts hold a robust series of dialogues and events on the politics of the region, independently and in partnership with other organisations.

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Richard McGregor
Senior Fellow for East Asia
Peter Cai
Project Director, Australia-China Relations
Bonnie S Glaser
Nonresident Fellow
Malcolm Cook
Nonresident Fellow
Bobo Lo
Nonresident Fellow
Merriden Varrall
Nonresident Fellow

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