CIGI’s research theme on Asia and the Pacific focuses on specific parts of a geographically vast and culturally diverse continent. Asia-Pacific researchers examine how to increase security cooperation and reduce tensions in one of the most densely populated regions of the world. Researchers also aim to make major contributions to the processes of security governance in the Asia-Pacific by designing and demonstrating the utility of empathy building measures through confidence and trust.  Central Asia researchers explore regional governance and major security challenges in this part of the continent, such as anti-terrorism, border management and more.