Asians and orthopaedic research communities in Asian countries are a significant constituency of the ORS. An estimated 25-30% of current ORS members are of Asian heritage. The international and US geopolitical environments create challenging obstacles that threaten open science, the international research workforce, and justice for ORS researchers. These obstacles are impacting the central mission of the ORS: to accelerate musculoskeletal discovery to improve health. The ORS Asian Leadership Forum (ALF) aims to maintain the competitiveness of the ORS by attracting new generations of researchers, including Asians, Pacific Islanders, and their allies, into the ORS community and promoting research and leadership excellence in ALF members.