Reconnecting Asia

Mapping continental ambitions



Portrait of John J. Hamre

John J. Hamre

CSIS President and CEO

Portrait of Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics

Portrait of Josiane Gabel

Josiane Gabel

Vice President for Programs, and Executive Director of the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy

Portrait of Jonathan E. Hillman

Jonathan E. Hillman

Fellow and Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project


This project would not be possible without a number of outstanding research interns, past and present, working under the guidance of:

  • David Parker, Associate Fellow
  • Daniel Sofio, Research Associate
  • Elizabeth Keller, Program Coordinator & Research Associate
  • Maesea McCalpin, Program Coordinator & Research Associate



This website is a product of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Ideas Lab, the in-house media and interactive design studio at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • Rebecka Shirazi, Managing Director, iDeas Lab and Special Projects
  • Paul Franz, Andreas C. Dracopoulos Chair in Creativity and Innovation and Director of Technology
  • Alison Bours, Creative Director
  • Daniel Cloud, Developer
  • Nirja Desai, Designer
  • Jacqueline Schrag, Developer
  • Tucker Harris, Associate Web Designer