The RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP)

The RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) brings multidisciplinary, analytic, and regional expertise to the key policy issues of the Asia Pacific. CAPP’s mission is to improve policy by providing decisionmakers and the public with rigorous and objective research on critical policy challenges facing Asia and U.S.-Asia relations.

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CAPP Programs

  • CAPP-Funded Research

    Many of our research projects are funded by financial support from individuals, foundations, and government agencies. This funding allows CAPP—a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary research center—to explore a wide range of issues impacting the Asia Pacific.

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  • Asia Pacific Fellows

    Each year, CAPP selects fellows to take up a 12-month residence at RAND, during which they work on research projects and take two elective courses at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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  • The Tang Institute

    The Tang Institute works to improve policy discussions that shape relations between the United States and China, and between China and its neighbors.

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  • Tang Chair in China Policy Studies

    The Tang Chair in China Policy Studies was created with an endowment from the Cyrus and Michael Tang Foundation. Its aim is to advance RAND's exploration of critical social issues in China, focusing on education and health.

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  • Chair in Korea Policy Studies

    With support from the Korea Foundation, this chair was developed to pursue a research agenda focusing on Korean national security and defense.

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  • Gender Equity in Asia

    This gender equity initiative provides a platform for collaborative research and dialogue among thought leaders from the public policy sector, business, civil society, and academia from different Asian countries to address current challenges facing gender equity.

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Upcoming and Recent Events

  • Machine Learning and Propaganda Analysis: China, Russia, and Beyond

    January 12, 2023

  • Democracy vs. Stability in South Asia: The Roles of China and Russia

    December 15, 2022

  • The Ukraine War and Japan’s Response

    October 13, 2022

  • South Korea’s Policy Options in Asia

    October 4, 2022

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Rafiq Dossani

Rafiq Dossani

Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy