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The Asia-Australia Institute, University of New South Wales (AAI) 2002f
University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
tel:61-2 9385 9111 fax:61-2 9385 9220

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1990.

General Description: AAI, an independent political and foreign policy think tank, is distinguished by its vision for a future political association in East Asia, its focus on influential elites and its role in developing an idea for an East Asian or Eastern Hemisphere regional polity. The institute's programs are developed and delivered in cooperation with a network of institutional partners from East Asian countries. With an eye to the long-term future of East Asia, AAI works to play a major role in `second track' diplomacy -creative thinking, extragovernmental dialogue, informal and nonbinding brokering and public advocacy - complementing what governments do to advance regional relations. The institute works with regional partners on the challenge of how to give central importance to the place of human beings in the planning of the region's future.

Annual Budget: USD 500,000 (2001)

(As of December, 2002)

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