The politics of Asia can best be described as a crazy quilt of different countries with their own unique political systems, languages, cultures, and histories. Asia has been home to many of the world’s major civilizations and is still a very vast area in which to study and learn. As is true with any region that boasts of such diversity, Asia’s politics are also as diverse as its population. This diversity is both a strength and a weakness, as the numerous different political systems and language make Asia a difficult place to study for those without an extensive background in these areas.
However, this wealth of regional diversity is also a great advantage. As the political systems of individual Asian countries are so very different from one another, it makes it extremely difficult to get a clear picture and understanding of how these polices are being administered and what the long term effects are. The political systems of countries like India and China are incredibly diverse, as are the languages they speak and cultures that they have. This lack of uniformity in the political systems of Asia makes it much easier to compare and contrast the different political practices and policies between the many Asian countries.
The complexity of Asia politics is only highlighted more by the fact that there are no international institutions or bodies that regulate the political systems of Asia. Each country has been able to craft its own system based on local considerations and needs. There are many efforts being made by governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote regional cooperation and diplomacy, as well as increasing the awareness of Asia for the outside world. Many individuals who are interested in Asia and the political systems of individual Asian countries are therefore forced to study at overseas universities, while others may choose to stay at home and continue their studies online. This diversity and lack of uniformity in the policies of different Asian countries to make the field of Asia politics an interesting one. Anybody with an interest in this interesting and dynamic part of the world should therefore be well prepared to spend years of intense study.