This is Perceptions’ second volume in a special edition on Asia. The previous issue examined East Asia’s dynamic regional affairs and international relations. We have aimed to be as inclusive as possible in terms of covering the various issues that pertain to Asia. However, two volumes cannot be all inclusive considering the number of international issues at stake in this region and the blossoming scholarship on these matters. We hope that the special edition of Perceptions will contribute to current scholarship on Asian foreign policy issues and will pave the way for further research in this critical area of study. This issue also has articles apart from the focus on Asia.