Aims & Scope


The Journal's mission is threefold:

  1. We seek to offer our readers a wide range of perspectives on contemporary Asian affairs by giving voice to leading scholars and policymakers in the field; 
  2. We seek to promote Asia-focused social science research at both undergraduate and graduate levels by publishing extraordinary works of young scholars alongside the writings of renowned experts; 
  3. We seek to play a role in shaping the future of intellectual discourse on Asia.


The Journal welcomes original social science research papers written on issues relevant to politics, security, economy, culture, and society of contemporary Asia, including Pakistan and Afghanistan. "Contemporary" is understood broadly as recent, but not necessarily as current. We are pleased to consider articles with historical background sections so long as such analyses are crucial for advancing core arguments.

Note: All Policy Forum articles and interviews are solicited by the Journal's Editorial Board, and are therefore closed to submissions.