The Rising Powers Initiative is a multi-year, cross-national research effort, directed by Dr. Deepa M. Ollapally, that examines the role of domestic identities and foreign policy debates of aspiring powers in Asia and Eurasia. The Initiative is hosted by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The RPI brings together an internationally recognized team of more than 40 scholars from both the United States and across the globe to analyze and compare the foreign policy thinking in today’s rising powers.
A variety of publications are produced under the aegis of the RPI, including the fortnightly Policy Alerts that spotlight the diversity of domestic opinion within key Asian countries on current foreign policy challenges. The RPI has also developed a unique database which features important books and articles on Asian security, identity and foreign policy published between 1990 and 2013. Each selection has an abstract, making it a valuable research tool for anyone interested in keeping up with past and current publications on Asian affairs in a quick and accessible fashion.