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John SEAMAN

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

 

Research Interests:

- Chinese energy and raw materials policy
- Geopolitics of Asia (esp. energy)
- US strategy in the Asia-Pacific
- Chinese foreign policy
- Political economy of East Asia
- Critical raw materials (esp. Rare Earth Elements)

John Seaman joined Ifri in 2009, where he specializes in the geopolitics and political economy of energy and natural resources in Asia, with a focus on China and Japan. He also conducts research on Chinese foreign policy, the U.S. strategy and policy in East Asia, European perceptions of Asia, international relations and geopolitics in East Asia, and the political economy of critical raw materials (incl. rare earth elements).  

Mr. Seaman holds a Master in International Affairs - International Security from Sciences Po, Paris, a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from Seattle University, and studied as a NSEP David L. Boren Scholar at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (2002-03). In the summer of 2011 and 2013 he was a visiting researcher with the Energy and Environment Program of the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) in Tokyo, Japan and is currently an International Research Fellow with CIGS. He has spent a number of years studying and working in both China and Japan.

All my publications
31/03/2017

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

28/02/2017

More than three years have already passed since China’s new silk roads were launched by President Xi Jinping. When he first mentioned the idea in an autumn 2013 speech in Kazakhstan, questions quickly emerged on the meaning of this general concept, which soon became widely promoted through a...

16/11/2016

What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...

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