Top 25 Think Tanks in Asia


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1. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) – China

2. Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) – Japan

3. Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses – India

4. Center for Strategic and International Studies – Indonesia

5. Institute for International Policy Studies – Japan

6. Shanghai Institute for International Studies – China

7. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies — Singapore

8. Center for Civil Society – India

9. China Institute for Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) –


10. Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies – Singapore

11. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) – India

12. Asian Forum Japan (AFJ) – Japan

13. China Institute for International Studies (CIIS) – China

14. Lowy Institute for International Policy – Australia

15. Cathay Institute for Public Affairs – China

16. Korea Development Institute – South Korea

17. National Institute for Defense Studies – Japan

18. National Institute for Research Advancement – Japan

19. Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research (HKCER) – Hong Kong

20. Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) – Japan

21. Taiwan Foundation for Democracy – Taiwan

22. Unirule Institute of Economics – China

23. Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) – Japan

24. Liberty Institute – India

T25. Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) – Malaysia

T25. Philippine Institute for Development Studies – Philippines

T25. Third World Network – Malaysia

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Parth Shah

Parth J Shah is founder president of Centre for Civil Society, a think tank that promotes choice and accountability across public and private sectors. He is co-founder and Director of Indian School of Public Policy. Parth’s research and advocacy work focuses on the themes of economic freedom, choice and competition in education, property rights approach to the environment and new public governance. He recently edited Liberalism in India.