21世紀的亞太國際關係已進入新的階段。其構造的特徵是，第一，存在著國家系統與超‧國家系統的價值、角色、功能並存且互相影響的狀況，同時國家雖依舊強勢，但在各層面上正以強化超‧國家的制度化方向發展中。第二，全球化實際上也提高了環境問題和傳染病等區域性的現象，相反的也催生了區域化（regionalism）的進展；第三是「中國的急速抬頭」。這些都可說是事實上日趨深刻的亞洲區域整合中不可忽視的構成要因，但僅止於此的話很可能造成「歪曲的區域整合」。在此，明確的目標、戰略，以及奠基於此的實踐方法、人材培育的構想是必要的。GIARI（Global Institute for Asian RegionalIntegration）模式為其嘗試。International relations in the Asia-Pacific region have entered a new stage in the 21st century. The new phase is characterized by three aspects. First, values, roles, and functions of a state system and transnational activities have been coexisting, affecting one another. At the same time, although the state system has still been strong, transnational activities have been institutionalized at various levels. Second, globalization has in fact led to noticeable regional issues such as environmental problems and infectious diseases. In other words, globalization has paradoxically brought regionalization. Third, China has rapidly risen as a major power. Even though these aspects could be indispensable factors for de facto regional integration in Asia, they have posed a risk of causing strained relations in the region in the absence of adequate measures. Therefore, it is essential to set a clear goal and strategy, based on which a clear concept for personnel training should be developed. The GIARI model is an attempt to overcome these challenges.