This project identifies and describes research organizations in China, Japan, and South Korea which IDA researchers could contact to further their own research. Asian think tanks have traditionally produced less independent and creative research than their American counterparts, reflecting the fact that most Asian think tanks are government-run and a strong Confucian tradition limits the contributions of younger researchers. But especially in Japan and Korea think tanks have begun to engage in more independent research in the 1990s. The products of this research should be made available to IDA researchers engaged in projects with an Asian component. Although IDA does not have the manpower to establish an Asian research center that could conduct its own research, information exchange and research collaboration could be promoted by utilizing the Asian networks of IDA's core Asian specialists, by hosting workshops and lecture series to which Asian researchers are invited, and by jointly sponsoring conferences and small research projects with Asian research centers.