Mission Statement

The Asan Forum is an online publication for in-depth interpretation of rapid changes across the Asia-Pacific region.

Its primary mission is to capture the latest currents of thought within Asia on transformative issues as expressed through voices from the region and assessments by outsiders.

While current events and how they are interpreted are in the forefront, insight into the historical and cultural background relevant to distinct national responses is also stressed.

The objective is to stimulate well-informed observations from diverse perspectives that highlight what political elites and the media in Asia are currently discussing.