The Center for Strategic and International Studies released a report detailing the results of its survey on Asia-Pacific security conducted in 11 Asia-Pacific states. The survey asked non-governmental experts who help shape the debate on Asian security about their regional security perceptions and expectations. It found a widespread belief that while China’s rise would have a positive impact on regional economic development, it would also exert a negative impact on regional security. Regional economic crises are seen as the greatest challenge to national security, more than those posed by territorial and historical disputes. The survey's findings can help government policymakers and analysts as they tackle both the economic opportunities and security challenges in Asia.