About Us

Established at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, in 2006, the Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG) is a non-profit research organisation dedicated to conducting in-depth research examining developments in the Asia-Pacific, and its impact on world affairs. The centre’s mission is to provide objective, independent, and high-quality research for academia, policy practitioners, decision-makers, and the general public on issues of regional and global significance, and to promote intellectual dialogue with scholars and non-academic experts on the most pertinent issues facing the region.

CAG’s research agenda focuses both on the internal and external dynamics undergirding international relations and development in the Asia-Pacific and explores the role that the Asia-Pacific plays in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world. Specifically, the centre is examining key regional and domestic issues Southeast Asia, the future of regional order in Southeast Asia, China – India relations, the evolving financial system in Asia and economic cooperation, and ASEAN.

Since the centre’s establishment, CAG has developed extensive collaborative networks and relationships with think tanks and research institutes in the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Russia. It’s through these collaborations that we strive to establish CAG as a platform with global reach to facilitate constructive and substantive exchanges among leading scholars and experts on important issues in world affairs.