Asia Studies Centre
The Asia Studies Centre attempts to provide an in-depth understanding of the structural shifts, regional complexities and historic tensions that exist alongside the tremendous economic and social growth that traditionally characterise the “rise of Asia”.
With some predicting that the region will account for 40% of global GDP by 2050, a post-Brexit Britain must develop a foreign policy posture for the region that navigates British economic interests and cultural and political values on the one hand, while maintaining strong support for regional liberal democracies and international law on the other. Matthew Henders is the Director of the Asia Studies Centre. The Centre’s associate fellows are Brigadier General Robert Spalding (Retd.), Dr John Hemmings, Prof. Christopher Balding, Dr Evan Fowler, and Mihoko Matsubara.