MEDIA MENTIONS

TAG Senior Advisor Dr. Evan Medeiros Comments on Xi Jingping on The Economist's "The Prince" Podcast

The Economist
| September 28, 2022

Dr. Evan Medeiros joins a new podcast series that explores what has shaped Xi Jinping’s thinking.

TAG COO Jim Loi Joins U.S. Insitute of Peace's Senior Study Group Focused on China’s Influence on the Freely Associated States of the Northern Pacific

United States Institute of Peace
| September 20, 2022

Around the world, Beijing is investing heavily in diplomatic, security, cultural, and economic ties in a bid to increase its global influence, strengthen its ability to protect and advance its national interests, attract support in multilateral fora and international institutions, and fracture the global consensus on key issues it views as unfavorable to its geopolitical ambitions. The Pacific Islands region—defined as the vast stretch of Pacific Ocean between Asian littoral waters in the west, Guam in the north and Hawaii in the northeast, and Australia and New Zealand in the south and southwest—has been no exception.

TAG Associate Charles Dunst Comments on IPEF Ministerial Meetings

The Straits Times
| September 10, 2022

The conclusion of the first round of talks for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), which filled out what countries would discuss going forward, underscored the commitment of Asian nations to engage with the United States on trade, said economists.

TAG Associate Charles Dunst Comments on IPEF Ministerial Meetings

Asahi Shimbun
| September 9, 2022

The ministerial-level meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a new economic zone initiative led by the United States, began in Los Angeles on the 8th. A major focus of this meeting is how the 14 countries will be involved in the four areas called "pillars." While some pillars are popular with many countries wanting to participate, others are likely to become unpopular due to concerns about being forced to create strict rules.

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong on How the Success of Biden's IPEF Will Depend on Business Involvement

Nikkei Asia
| September 7, 2022

Economic policy commentators across the Indo-Pacific region have expressed concern that the U.S. has taken a step back from traditional market-opening initiatives, which emphasize tariff reduction and the elimination of at-the-border barriers to international trade and investment.

TAG Analytics Graphic Features in IPEF Analysis

Inside US Trade
| September 6, 2022

Ahead of the Sept. 8-9 ministerial, researchers at The Asia Group have created a graph, based on public comments from IPEF partners and others, showing which countries are likely to sign up for which pillar. The chart shows likely members, possible members and undecided members for each.

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Discusses Taiwan on Marketplace Radio

Marketplace
| August 22, 2022

Another week, another delegation of U.S. officials has arrived in Taiwan for talks with government and business leaders of the self-governed island that China claims as part of its sovereign territory...Kurt Tong, former U.S. ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, said U.S.-Taiwan trade talks are likely to be less provocative to China than political or military moves.

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Comments on China's Economic Status on Bloomberg TV's Balance of Power

Bloomberg
| August 22, 2022

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong joins David Westin on Bloomberg TV's Balance of Power to discuss China's economic problems.

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong and Dr. Michael Green on How Japan and the U.S. Need to Get Serious About Tech Competition with China

Nikkei Asia
| DECEMBER 16, 2021

Michael Green is senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University. He was the senior Asia official in the George W. Bush White House...

TAG Senior Advisor Amb. Pham Quang Vinh Elect as President of the Vietnam-America Association (Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations)

Tin Tuc
| DECEMBER 3, 2021

Dự Đại hội có: Trưởng Ban Đối ngoại Trung ương Lê Hoài Trung; Thứ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao Nguyễn Quốc Dũng; Phó Chủ tịch - Tổng Thư ký Liên hiệp các tổ chức hữu nghị Việt Nam Phan Anh Sơn; lãnh đạo Hội Việ...

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong and Wendy Cutler on How the U.S. Can Show it’s Once Again an Economic Player in Asia

The Hill
| NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Closing the book on a busy fortnight of international meetings in Glasgow, Rome and Brunei is the Economic Leaders meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, this year hosted virtually by...

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong and Merle Hinrich on Why Southeast Asian National Should Tell the United States What They Want on Digital Economy

The Straits Times
| NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Despite compelling reasons to pursue a digital economy agreement focused on Asia, conversations on the matter inside the US government appear to have stalled. Concerns about the outsized impact of Big Tech have exacerbated...

TAG Senior Advisor Mark Linscott and Irfan Nooruddin on Trade, Climate, and The Pivot for India-U.S. Ties

The Hindu
| NOVEMBER 3, 2021

When the history of the 21st century is written, India and the United States and the strategic alliance they forge should play starring roles. Granted, it is far too early to predict how successful their joint efforts will be in creating a...

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Comments on Why Rahm Emanuel’s Nomination to be Biden’s Ambassador to Japan Faces Opposition from Some Democrats

CNN Politics
| OCTOBER 20, 2021

Washington CNN — Rahm Emanuel could face opposition from an unusual source at his Wednesday nomination hearing to be the next US ambassador to Japan: his own party. Some progressive Democrats are furious about his...

Video: TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Comments on if Carrie Lam Could Serve Another Term as Hong Kong’s Leader

CNBC
| OCTOBER 6, 2021

Kurt Tong of The Asia Group says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has followed Beijing’s instructions in implementing a national security law and has changed the city’s governance system to prioritize loyalty to the mainland...

PRESS RELEASES

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands China Practice with New Talent

December 7, 2022

Washington, DC | December 7, 2022 – The Asia Group (TAG) is pleased to announce that Kevin Bassney and Brett Fetterly have joined as vice presidents in the China practice, further enhancing the firm’s leading-edge capabilities and services in the Greater China region.

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Enoch Kim as Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy & Affairs

November 7, 2022

Washington, DC | November 7, 2022 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is excited to announce an addition to its corporate leadership team that reflects the firm’s continued growth and commitment to advancing its...

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Acquisition of Dhamiri

October 13, 2022

Washington, DC & New Delhi | October 13, 2022 — The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of strategic innovation firm Dhamiri as part of its ongoing Asia Expansion Initiative and...

Press Release: The Asia Group Boosts Japan Practice in Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

October 5, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TOKYO, JAPAN | October 5 – The Asia Group (TAG) is excited to announce a key expansion in its Japan practice with the addition of Japan Country Director Tokuko Shironitta. Leveraging Tokuko’s expertise and leadership on the ground in Tokyo...

プレスリリース: アジア・グループ、東京とワシントンD.C.で日本業務を強化

October 5, 2022

2022年10月5日 ワシントンD.C./東京 アジア・グループ(以下、TAG)は、日本事務所を新設し、日本での業務を大幅に拡大することを発表します。TAGは、日本カントリーディレクターとして白新田十久子(シロニッタ トクコ)を迎え、白新田の専門知識と東京でのリーダーシップを活用し...

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Ashok Malik as Partner and Chair of India Subsidiary

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

Washington, DC & New Delhi | September 13, 2022 — The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to welcome Ashok Malik, one of India’s preeminent diplomats, government affairs professionals and thought leaders, as a Partner at the firm. Based in New Delhi, Ashok will spearhead TAG’s growing presence as Chair of its subsidiary in India and…

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands Region-Wide Defense and National Security Capabilities

JULY 19, 2022

The Asia Group (TAG) is excited to announce two new milestones as we continue to expand and strengthen our world-class services and talent helping our clients succeed in the Indo-Pacific. We are delighted to welcome Christopher B. Johnstone as a new TAG Senior Advisor. Until recently, Chris served as the National Security Council (NSC) Director…

Press Release: The Asia Group Invests in South Asia Talent, Expanding In-Country Presence and Capabilities

JUNE 16, 2022

As The Asia Group (“TAG”) continues to deepen its presence across the Indo-Pacific through its Asia Expansion Initiative, the firm is pleased to announce three new additions to its South Asia team: Dr. Gopal Nadadur, Aman Thakker, and Shyam Krishnakumar...

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Rexon Y. Ryu as President and Ambassador Kurt Tong as Managing Partner

JUNE 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | June 2, 2022 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is excited to announce changes to its corporate leadership that will further advance the firm’s mission of developing an industry-leading strategic and business advisory consultancy for companies in the Indo-Pacific region. Mr. Rexon Y. Ryu will become President of The Asia Group and work…

Press Release: Sharon H. Yuan to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

MAY 17, 2022

Washington, DC – The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Sharon H. Yuan, President and General Counsel of The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris Administration as Counselor to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the Commerce Department’s chief negotiator for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. At this critical time for U.S. engagement in…

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Minister Stephen Smith as Senior Advisor - Australia

MARCH 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | March 16, 2022 – The Asia Group – a leading strategic advisory firm helping businesses succeed in the Indo-Pacific – is pleased to announce the expansion of its Australia capabilities by welcoming Minister Stephen Smith as a Senior Advisor. As companies look to excel in the Australian market, or with Australian partners,…

Press Release: The Asia Group Invests in China Talent, Underscores Commitment to In-Country Presence and Capabilities

MARCH 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | March 10, 2022 – As The Asia Group (TAG) continues to deepen its presence across the Indo-Pacific through its Asia Expansion Initiative, the firm is pleased to announce the addition of Han Lin as China Country Head. Based in Shanghai,...

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands ASEAN Presence

MARCH 3, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | March 3, 2022 - The Asia Group (TAG) is excited to announce the next step in its “Asia Expansion Initiative” – the formal launch of a Vietnam office along with a set of strategic partnerships with leading business consultancy firms in key Southeast Asian markets. These investments underscore TAG’s commitment to helping…

Press Release: The Asia Group Launches Asia Expansion Initiative

FEBRUARY 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | February 24, 2022 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to announce the launch of a sustained initiative to invest and expand its presence in key markets across the Indo-Pacific. As companies focus on Asia for growth, TAG is bullish on the region’s long-term dynamism and is committed to enhancing its capacity…

Press Release: The Asia Group Serves as Key Strategic and Sales Advisor to Groundbreaking Collaboration Agreement to Bring MRNA Vaccine Technology to Vietnam

AUGUST 2, 2021

HANOI, Vietnam; WASHINGTON DC, United States, August 2, 2021 – The Asia Group, LLC (“TAG”), a leading Washington-based strategic advisory firm supporting global businesses and investors across the Indo-Pacific, is proud to announce its efforts as principal strategic and sales advisor to a groundbreaking collaboration and licensed production agreement between Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ARCT)…

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Aman Raj Khanna as India Country Director

JUNE 16, 2021

The Asia Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its India-based team dedicated to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating across South Asia. Mr. Aman Raj Khanna joins The Asia Group as India Country Director, spearheading efforts to expand the firm’s India platform in New Delhi.

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces New Tea Leaves Podcast Co-Hosts TAG Managing Partner Rexon Ryu and Bloomberg Anchor Shery Ahn

APRIL 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2021) – The Asia Group is pleased to announce Shery Ahn from Bloomberg News and Managing Partner Rexon Ryu as co-hosts of The Asia Group’s Tea Leaves Podcast. “I am excited to celebrate the incredible diversity of Asia on the Tea Leaves Podcast,” said Shery Ahn, Anchor at Bloomberg News. “Tea…

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Support for AAPI Empowerment and Racial Justice Organizations

APRIL 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Amid heightened national awareness of discrimination and injustice directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States, The Asia Group Foundation will provide financial support to the Asian American Journalist Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center.

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Gen. Ted Kresge (Ret.) as Senior Advisor

MARCH 22, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Asia Group is excited to announce that Lieutenant General Stanley T. Kresge, USAF, Ret., has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor.

Press Release: Dr. Siddharth Mohandas to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

MARCH 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Siddharth Mohandas, Director of Research and Principal at The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia. We commend Siddharth’s decision to support President Biden and Vice President Harris in shaping U.S. defense policy…

Press Release: The Asia Group and Observer Research Foundation Launch “India Innovates” Platform and Roundtable Series

JANUARY 28, 2021

The Asia Group (TAG) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are pleased to announce India Innovates, a new platform that will facilitate high-impact discussion on the most consequential strategic and commercial trends shaping the Indian economy and the U.S.-India relationship over the coming decade.

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands China Practice with New Talent

December 7, 2022

Washington, DC | December 7, 2022 – The Asia Group (TAG) is pleased to announce that Kevin Bassney and Brett Fetterly have joined as vice presidents in the China practice, further enhancing the firm’s leading-edge capabilities and services in the Greater China region.

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Leadership Changes

JANUARY 14, 2021

Washington, DC – The Asia Group is pleased to announce changes to its corporate leadership structure to support the firm’s continued growth and commitment to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating in the Indo-Pacific region. These promotions, combined with The Asia Group’s presence in India and Vietnam and extensive network of prominent senior…

Press Release: Dr. Kurt M. Campbell to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

JANUARY 13, 2021

Washington, DC - The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris Administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council. At this challenging time in our nation's history,…

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Dr. Jason Furman as Senior Advisor

OCTOBER 13, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Furman has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. As the former chief economic advisor to President Obama, Dr. Furman will provide clients with unparalleled depth and expertise into the key macroeconomic trends shaping Asia and international markets.

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Merry Lin as Principal

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Merry Lin has joined the firm as a Principal. Merry brings more than a decade of public and private sector experience working on international economic and financial issues in both the United States and Asia. Merry advised and briefed senior officials at the highest level of government across three administrations,…

Press Release: The Asia Group Brings on Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott as Senior Advisor and Announces Key Internal Promotions

FEBRUARY 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (February 19, 2019) – The Asia Group (TAG) continues to bring on new talent and promote from within as it strives to constantly evolve its service offerings, expand support to clients, and nurture the corporate culture that has underpinned its success. TAG is pleased to welcome a new Senior Advisor who will enhance…

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Expansion of South Asia Team with the Addition of Senior Advisors Ashley J. Tellis & Anand Shah

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its team dedicated to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating across South Asia. Mr. Ashley J. Tellis, the preeminent strategic expert on India and an architect of the landmark U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement, joins The Asia Group as a Senior Advisor. Likewise, Mr. Anand…

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands In-Country Advisory Network Across Asia

APRIL 28, 2020

The Asia Group (“TAG”) is committed to investing in world-class government affairs talent and proven market expertise to help clients continue to succeed in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region. Building on our strong foundation, TAG is pleased to announce that we have expanded our elite network of in-country advisors in order to further strengthen our real-time…

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Opening of New Office in Hanoi and Addition of Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh as Senior Advisor

JANUARY 13, 2020

The Asia Group is proud to announce that it will be opening a new office in Hanoi and that it has appointed former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh as a Senior Advisor to support the firm’s innovative Vietnam practice.

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Ambassador Kurt Tong as Partner

JULY 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 30, 2019 — The Asia Group is proud to announce that Ambassador Kurt Tong (retired) has joined the firm as a Partner and member of the executive management committee. As a Partner at The Asia Group, Ambassador Tong will lead the firm's growth in Japan and broader East Asia, bolstering its ability…

MEDIA MENTIONS

TAG Senior Advisor Dr. Evan Medeiros Comments on Xi Jingping on The Economist's "The Prince" Podcast

The Economist
| September 28, 2022

Dr. Evan Medeiros joins a new podcast series that explores what has shaped Xi Jinping’s thinking.

TAG COO Jim Loi Joins U.S. Insitute of Peace's Senior Study Group Focused on China’s Influence on the Freely Associated States of the Northern Pacific

United States Institute of Peace
| September 20, 2022

Around the world, Beijing is investing heavily in diplomatic, security, cultural, and economic ties in a bid to increase its global influence, strengthen its ability to protect and advance its national interests, attract support in multilateral fora and international institutions, and fracture the global consensus on key issues it views as unfavorable to its geopolitical ambitions. The Pacific Islands region—defined as the vast stretch of Pacific Ocean between Asian littoral waters in the west, Guam in the north and Hawaii in the northeast, and Australia and New Zealand in the south and southwest—has been no exception.

TAG Associate Charles Dunst Comments on IPEF Ministerial Meetings

The Straits Times
| September 10, 2022

The conclusion of the first round of talks for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), which filled out what countries would discuss going forward, underscored the commitment of Asian nations to engage with the United States on trade, said economists.

TAG Associate Charles Dunst Comments on IPEF Ministerial Meetings

Asahi Shimbun
| September 9, 2022

The ministerial-level meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a new economic zone initiative led by the United States, began in Los Angeles on the 8th. A major focus of this meeting is how the 14 countries will be involved in the four areas called "pillars." While some pillars are popular with many countries wanting to participate, others are likely to become unpopular due to concerns about being forced to create strict rules.

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong on How the Success of Biden's IPEF Will Depend on Business Involvement

Nikkei Asia
| September 7, 2022

Economic policy commentators across the Indo-Pacific region have expressed concern that the U.S. has taken a step back from traditional market-opening initiatives, which emphasize tariff reduction and the elimination of at-the-border barriers to international trade and investment.

TAG Analytics Graphic Features in IPEF Analysis

Inside US Trade
| September 6, 2022

Ahead of the Sept. 8-9 ministerial, researchers at The Asia Group have created a graph, based on public comments from IPEF partners and others, showing which countries are likely to sign up for which pillar. The chart shows likely members, possible members and undecided members for each.

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Discusses Taiwan on Marketplace Radio

Marketplace
| August 22, 2022

Another week, another delegation of U.S. officials has arrived in Taiwan for talks with government and business leaders of the self-governed island that China claims as part of its sovereign territory...Kurt Tong, former U.S. ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, said U.S.-Taiwan trade talks are likely to be less provocative to China than political or military moves.

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Comments on China's Economic Status on Bloomberg TV's Balance of Power

Bloomberg
| August 22, 2022

TAG Managing Partner Amb. Kurt Tong joins David Westin on Bloomberg TV's Balance of Power to discuss China's economic problems.

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong and Dr. Michael Green on How Japan and the U.S. Need to Get Serious About Tech Competition with China

Nikkei Asia
| DECEMBER 16, 2021

Michael Green is senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University. He was the senior Asia official in the George W. Bush White House...

TAG Senior Advisor Amb. Pham Quang Vinh Elect as President of the Vietnam-America Association (Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations)

Tin Tuc
| DECEMBER 3, 2021

Dự Đại hội có: Trưởng Ban Đối ngoại Trung ương Lê Hoài Trung; Thứ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao Nguyễn Quốc Dũng; Phó Chủ tịch - Tổng Thư ký Liên hiệp các tổ chức hữu nghị Việt Nam Phan Anh Sơn; lãnh đạo Hội Việ...

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong and Wendy Cutler on How the U.S. Can Show it’s Once Again an Economic Player in Asia

The Hill
| NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Closing the book on a busy fortnight of international meetings in Glasgow, Rome and Brunei is the Economic Leaders meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, this year hosted virtually by...

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong and Merle Hinrich on Why Southeast Asian National Should Tell the United States What They Want on Digital Economy

The Straits Times
| NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Despite compelling reasons to pursue a digital economy agreement focused on Asia, conversations on the matter inside the US government appear to have stalled. Concerns about the outsized impact of Big Tech have exacerbated...

TAG Senior Advisor Mark Linscott and Irfan Nooruddin on Trade, Climate, and The Pivot for India-U.S. Ties

The Hindu
| NOVEMBER 3, 2021

When the history of the 21st century is written, India and the United States and the strategic alliance they forge should play starring roles. Granted, it is far too early to predict how successful their joint efforts will be in creating a...

TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Comments on Why Rahm Emanuel’s Nomination to be Biden’s Ambassador to Japan Faces Opposition from Some Democrats

CNN Politics
| OCTOBER 20, 2021

Washington CNN — Rahm Emanuel could face opposition from an unusual source at his Wednesday nomination hearing to be the next US ambassador to Japan: his own party. Some progressive Democrats are furious about his...

Video: TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong Comments on if Carrie Lam Could Serve Another Term as Hong Kong’s Leader

CNBC
| OCTOBER 6, 2021

Kurt Tong of The Asia Group says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has followed Beijing’s instructions in implementing a national security law and has changed the city’s governance system to prioritize loyalty to the mainland...

PRESS RELEASES

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands China Practice with New Talent

December 7, 2022

Washington, DC | December 7, 2022 – The Asia Group (TAG) is pleased to announce that Kevin Bassney and Brett Fetterly have joined as vice presidents in the China practice, further enhancing the firm’s leading-edge capabilities and services in the Greater China region.

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Enoch Kim as Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy & Affairs

November 7, 2022

Washington, DC | November 7, 2022 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is excited to announce an addition to its corporate leadership team that reflects the firm’s continued growth and commitment to advancing its...

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Acquisition of Dhamiri

October 13, 2022

Washington, DC & New Delhi | October 13, 2022 — The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of strategic innovation firm Dhamiri as part of its ongoing Asia Expansion Initiative and...

Press Release: The Asia Group Boosts Japan Practice in Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

October 5, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TOKYO, JAPAN | October 5 – The Asia Group (TAG) is excited to announce a key expansion in its Japan practice with the addition of Japan Country Director Tokuko Shironitta. Leveraging Tokuko’s expertise and leadership on the ground in Tokyo...

プレスリリース: アジア・グループ、東京とワシントンD.C.で日本業務を強化

October 5, 2022

2022年10月5日 ワシントンD.C./東京 アジア・グループ(以下、TAG)は、日本事務所を新設し、日本での業務を大幅に拡大することを発表します。TAGは、日本カントリーディレクターとして白新田十久子(シロニッタ トクコ)を迎え、白新田の専門知識と東京でのリーダーシップを活用し...

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Ashok Malik as Partner and Chair of India Subsidiary

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

Washington, DC & New Delhi | September 13, 2022 — The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to welcome Ashok Malik, one of India’s preeminent diplomats, government affairs professionals and thought leaders, as a Partner at the firm. Based in New Delhi, Ashok will spearhead TAG’s growing presence as Chair of its subsidiary in India and…

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands Region-Wide Defense and National Security Capabilities

JULY 19, 2022

The Asia Group (TAG) is excited to announce two new milestones as we continue to expand and strengthen our world-class services and talent helping our clients succeed in the Indo-Pacific. We are delighted to welcome Christopher B. Johnstone as a new TAG Senior Advisor. Until recently, Chris served as the National Security Council (NSC) Director…

Press Release: The Asia Group Invests in South Asia Talent, Expanding In-Country Presence and Capabilities

JUNE 16, 2022

As The Asia Group (“TAG”) continues to deepen its presence across the Indo-Pacific through its Asia Expansion Initiative, the firm is pleased to announce three new additions to its South Asia team: Dr. Gopal Nadadur, Aman Thakker, and Shyam Krishnakumar...

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Rexon Y. Ryu as President and Ambassador Kurt Tong as Managing Partner

JUNE 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | June 2, 2022 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is excited to announce changes to its corporate leadership that will further advance the firm’s mission of developing an industry-leading strategic and business advisory consultancy for companies in the Indo-Pacific region. Mr. Rexon Y. Ryu will become President of The Asia Group and work…

Press Release: Sharon H. Yuan to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

MAY 17, 2022

Washington, DC – The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Sharon H. Yuan, President and General Counsel of The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris Administration as Counselor to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the Commerce Department’s chief negotiator for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. At this critical time for U.S. engagement in…

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Minister Stephen Smith as Senior Advisor - Australia

MARCH 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | March 16, 2022 – The Asia Group – a leading strategic advisory firm helping businesses succeed in the Indo-Pacific – is pleased to announce the expansion of its Australia capabilities by welcoming Minister Stephen Smith as a Senior Advisor. As companies look to excel in the Australian market, or with Australian partners,…

Press Release: The Asia Group Invests in China Talent, Underscores Commitment to In-Country Presence and Capabilities

MARCH 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | March 10, 2022 – As The Asia Group (TAG) continues to deepen its presence across the Indo-Pacific through its Asia Expansion Initiative, the firm is pleased to announce the addition of Han Lin as China Country Head. Based in Shanghai,...

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands ASEAN Presence

MARCH 3, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | March 3, 2022 - The Asia Group (TAG) is excited to announce the next step in its “Asia Expansion Initiative” – the formal launch of a Vietnam office along with a set of strategic partnerships with leading business consultancy firms in key Southeast Asian markets. These investments underscore TAG’s commitment to helping…

Press Release: The Asia Group Launches Asia Expansion Initiative

FEBRUARY 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC | February 24, 2022 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to announce the launch of a sustained initiative to invest and expand its presence in key markets across the Indo-Pacific. As companies focus on Asia for growth, TAG is bullish on the region’s long-term dynamism and is committed to enhancing its capacity…

Press Release: The Asia Group Serves as Key Strategic and Sales Advisor to Groundbreaking Collaboration Agreement to Bring MRNA Vaccine Technology to Vietnam

AUGUST 2, 2021

HANOI, Vietnam; WASHINGTON DC, United States, August 2, 2021 – The Asia Group, LLC (“TAG”), a leading Washington-based strategic advisory firm supporting global businesses and investors across the Indo-Pacific, is proud to announce its efforts as principal strategic and sales advisor to a groundbreaking collaboration and licensed production agreement between Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ARCT)…

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Aman Raj Khanna as India Country Director

JUNE 16, 2021

The Asia Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its India-based team dedicated to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating across South Asia. Mr. Aman Raj Khanna joins The Asia Group as India Country Director, spearheading efforts to expand the firm’s India platform in New Delhi.

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces New Tea Leaves Podcast Co-Hosts TAG Managing Partner Rexon Ryu and Bloomberg Anchor Shery Ahn

APRIL 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2021) – The Asia Group is pleased to announce Shery Ahn from Bloomberg News and Managing Partner Rexon Ryu as co-hosts of The Asia Group’s Tea Leaves Podcast. “I am excited to celebrate the incredible diversity of Asia on the Tea Leaves Podcast,” said Shery Ahn, Anchor at Bloomberg News. “Tea…

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Support for AAPI Empowerment and Racial Justice Organizations

APRIL 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Amid heightened national awareness of discrimination and injustice directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States, The Asia Group Foundation will provide financial support to the Asian American Journalist Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center.

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Gen. Ted Kresge (Ret.) as Senior Advisor

MARCH 22, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Asia Group is excited to announce that Lieutenant General Stanley T. Kresge, USAF, Ret., has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor.

Press Release: Dr. Siddharth Mohandas to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

MARCH 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Siddharth Mohandas, Director of Research and Principal at The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia. We commend Siddharth’s decision to support President Biden and Vice President Harris in shaping U.S. defense policy…

Press Release: The Asia Group and Observer Research Foundation Launch “India Innovates” Platform and Roundtable Series

JANUARY 28, 2021

The Asia Group (TAG) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are pleased to announce India Innovates, a new platform that will facilitate high-impact discussion on the most consequential strategic and commercial trends shaping the Indian economy and the U.S.-India relationship over the coming decade.

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands China Practice with New Talent

December 7, 2022

Washington, DC | December 7, 2022 – The Asia Group (TAG) is pleased to announce that Kevin Bassney and Brett Fetterly have joined as vice presidents in the China practice, further enhancing the firm’s leading-edge capabilities and services in the Greater China region.

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Leadership Changes

JANUARY 14, 2021

Washington, DC – The Asia Group is pleased to announce changes to its corporate leadership structure to support the firm’s continued growth and commitment to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating in the Indo-Pacific region. These promotions, combined with The Asia Group’s presence in India and Vietnam and extensive network of prominent senior…

Press Release: Dr. Kurt M. Campbell to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

JANUARY 13, 2021

Washington, DC - The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris Administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council. At this challenging time in our nation's history,…

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Dr. Jason Furman as Senior Advisor

OCTOBER 13, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Furman has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. As the former chief economic advisor to President Obama, Dr. Furman will provide clients with unparalleled depth and expertise into the key macroeconomic trends shaping Asia and international markets.

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Merry Lin as Principal

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Merry Lin has joined the firm as a Principal. Merry brings more than a decade of public and private sector experience working on international economic and financial issues in both the United States and Asia. Merry advised and briefed senior officials at the highest level of government across three administrations,…

Press Release: The Asia Group Brings on Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott as Senior Advisor and Announces Key Internal Promotions

FEBRUARY 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (February 19, 2019) – The Asia Group (TAG) continues to bring on new talent and promote from within as it strives to constantly evolve its service offerings, expand support to clients, and nurture the corporate culture that has underpinned its success. TAG is pleased to welcome a new Senior Advisor who will enhance…

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Expansion of South Asia Team with the Addition of Senior Advisors Ashley J. Tellis & Anand Shah

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its team dedicated to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating across South Asia. Mr. Ashley J. Tellis, the preeminent strategic expert on India and an architect of the landmark U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement, joins The Asia Group as a Senior Advisor. Likewise, Mr. Anand…

Press Release: The Asia Group Expands In-Country Advisory Network Across Asia

APRIL 28, 2020

The Asia Group (“TAG”) is committed to investing in world-class government affairs talent and proven market expertise to help clients continue to succeed in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region. Building on our strong foundation, TAG is pleased to announce that we have expanded our elite network of in-country advisors in order to further strengthen our real-time…

Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Opening of New Office in Hanoi and Addition of Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh as Senior Advisor

JANUARY 13, 2020

The Asia Group is proud to announce that it will be opening a new office in Hanoi and that it has appointed former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh as a Senior Advisor to support the firm’s innovative Vietnam practice.

Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Ambassador Kurt Tong as Partner

JULY 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 30, 2019 — The Asia Group is proud to announce that Ambassador Kurt Tong (retired) has joined the firm as a Partner and member of the executive management committee. As a Partner at The Asia Group, Ambassador Tong will lead the firm's growth in Japan and broader East Asia, bolstering its ability…