About Us

About Us

Based in Honolulu, the Pacific Forum CSIS (www.pacforum.org) is a nonprofit, private, foreign policy research institute focused on the Asia-Pacific that is a subsidiary of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded in 1975, the Pacific Forum collaborates with a broad network of research institutes from around the Pacific Rim, drawing on Asian perspectives and disseminating project findings and recommendations to global leaders, governments, and members of the public throughout the region.

Comparative Connections provides a timely, concise, and comprehensive source of information and analysis on key East Asian bilateral relationships. The Pacific Forum established Comparative Connections in April 1999.  Recognized specialists provide a brief article triannually on the key developments in 12 selected bilateral relationships, highlighting the impact on U.S. interests. Articles include a chronology of key events.  A regional overview puts the events of the trimester into a broader context, while also discussing multilateral developments.