03
Dec
2018
Debates Ifri Conferences
Paris
from 10:00 to 15:30
This event is public
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Power Competition and Regional Stability in Asia

Annual Conference of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies

Regional stability in East Asia is under increasingly heavy strain. As tensions rise between the United States and China, veering towards a more hardened strategic competition that extends well beyond the current trade war, the prospects of US-China confrontation loom large. The region’s hot spots – from the South China Sea to the Korean Peninsula to the Taiwan Strait – remain potent reminders of instability. Meanwhile, a competition for regional leadership continues to develop through concepts such as China’s ‘Belt and Road’ and the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’. Regional competition is particularly visible in Southeast Asia, with clear impacts on both local and regional politics. The conference’s speakers will discuss these issues and more.
 

10:00 - Opening Remarks

Thomas Gomart, Director, Ifri
François Chih-Chung Wu, Representative, Taipei Representative Office in France
 

10:30-12:30 - Major trends and challenges shaping the East Asian regional order

Interactive debate moderated by Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

  • Yoichi Kato, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Pacific Initiative
  • Joonhyung Kim, Professor, Handong Global University
  • Cheng Chwee Kuik, Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia
  • Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Yuan-Ming Alvin Yao, Executive Secretary, The Prospect Foundation
  • Feng Zhu, Professor of International Relations, Nanjing Univeristy

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch break
 

14:00 - 15:30 - Southeast Asia: The emerging "great game"

Moderated by Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

  • Cheng Chwee Kuik, Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia
  • Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, Senior Associate Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
  • Mumin Chen, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Politics, and Vice President for International Affairs, National Chung Hsing University

 

Address: 
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Pour plus d'informations sur le débat, veuillez contacter centreasie@ifri.org.

Registration is closed.

 

Keywords
geopolitics Regional integration Regional Security Asia-Pacific East Asia Southeast Asia