CNA’s China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs division (CIP) analyzes China and the nations of the Indo-Pacific in their emerging roles in the global order. Drawing on the expertise of 40 in-house analysts, all of whom have in-country experience and Asian-language skills, CIP provides the Department of Defense and other sponsors with timely, high-quality political-military insights that aid them as they confront competitors and engage with allies across the Indo-Pacific. CIP is the largest non-governmental research group in Washington studying Chinese and Indo-Pacific military and security affairs, and supports a wide array of agencies and commands.
CIP operates two major programs: 1) China Studies, which has supported the government with great power competition research related to China for more than 20 years; and 2) Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, which focuses on analysis related to Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. To ensure that its researchers, sponsors and the public have access to an array of informed viewpoints, CIP also maintains an extensive network of subject matter experts from universities, government and the private sector from around the world, and maintains valuable relationships with counterpart organizations throughout the Greater China region.
Areas of Focus:
- Great power competition
- Contingencies and warfighting
- Sub-regions and engagement
- China beyond Asia
- Leadership and domestic politics
- Institutional and organizational analyses
- Internal security and governance