The Asia-Pacific region has the potential to reach an unprecedented level of prosperity, freedom, and stability in the next half-century. In recent decades, the emergence of vibrant democracies in Taiwan and South Korea, China’s rapid economic rise, and Japan’s leadership on issues ranging from technology to international development have helped Asia reach new levels of global engagement and improve living standards for millions. But the region faces uncertainties as well. Fluctuating economies, a deepening divide between the urban wealthy and rural poor, worsening environmental threats, shifting military capacities, and the specter of terrorism are among the factors that could influence regional stability in the near future.
The Project 2049 Institute, established in January 2008, seeks to guide decision makers toward a more secure Asia by the century’s mid-point. The organization fills a gap in the public policy realm through forward-looking, region-specific research on alternative security and policy solutions. Its interdisciplinary approach draws on rigorous analysis of socioeconomic, governance, military, environmental, technological and political trends, and input from key players in the region, with an eye toward educating the public and informing policy debate.
The Project 2049 Institute also provides tailored studies for sponsors with an interest in long-range strategic forecasting. Institute staff are committed to carrying out research activities that meet both U.S. and Asian partner needs for policy change, and public and media engagement.
Click here to download the Project 2049 Institute's Annual Report 2011.
Click here to download the Project 2049 Institute's Annual Report 2010.
Click here to download the Project 2049 Institute's Annual Report 2009.
The Project 2049 Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization.
We welcome individual, government, corporate and non-government organization support for our work. Please contact us at [email protected] or (703) 879-3993 for more information on contributing to the institute.
Now calling for intern applications for Spring 2015 (click for more details on positions).
The Project 2049 Institute offers internship opportunities for students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining research experience in Asia security issues. Intern responsibilities include research assistance, contributing to our blog AsiaEye, event planning and administrative support.
Qualifications: Desirable qualifications include good research and writing skills as well as an interest in Asia and Asian affairs. Bilingual ability in an Asian language is desirable but not required.
To apply for a position, please electronically submit a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to [email protected]
For media inquiries please contact [email protected] or 703-879-3990.
"The Project 2049 Institute has been a major proponent of Taiwan and an important player in dispelling the abandon Taiwan arguments. We appreciate your institute's rejection of such calls and continued support for our cause."
- Ma Ying-jeou, president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), March 27, 2012