The Center has multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary focus in its programs for research and academic endeavors. It has designed its research and academic programs both on thematic and country specific studies. In order to advance research agenda of the Center, the following programs have been envisaged at the initial stage in the country/region cluster. Programs are coordinated by honorary Research Fellows affiliated with the Center.

The Bangladesh-East Asia Program (BEP)
The Bangladesh-ASEAN Program (BAP)
The South Asia-East Asia Program (SEP)
The South Asia-ASEAN Program (SAP)
The China Program (TCP)
The Japan Program (TJP)
The Korea Program (TKP)
The ASEAN Program (TAP)

Thematically the Center focuses on the following programs:

The Foreign Policy Program (FPP)
The Development and Governance Program (DGP)
The Democracy and Human Rights (DHR) Program
The Non-Traditional Security Program (NSP)
The Environment, Climate Change and Water (ECW) Program