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Asia is now a nerve center for global economic activity and a theatre of some of the most critical political and security developments of our time. The Center for Asian Studies provides documented expertise and a platform of discussion on Asian issues that seeks to accompany decision makers and explain and contextualize developments in the region for the sake of a larger public dialogue.

The Center’s research is organized along three major axes: regionalism and intra-regional relationships in Asia; relations between Asia’s major powers (China, Japan, India) and the rest of the world; and internal political, economic and social dynamics of Asian countries. This research focuses primarily on China, India and Japan, but also increasingly covers the Korean peninsula and Southeast Asia.

The Center organizes closed-door roundtables, expert-level seminars and a number of public events, including an Annual Conference, that welcome experts from Asia, Europe and the United States. The Center’s researchers regularly participate in international conferences, particularly in Asia. Their work, as well as that of their partners, is regularly published in the Center’s electronic journal, Asie.Visions.

Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies

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Marc JULIENNE
Research Fellow, Head of China Research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
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Céline PAJON

Research Fellow, Head of Japan Research

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John SEAMAN

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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Sophie BOISSEAU du ROCHER

Associate Research Fellow, , Center for Asian Studies

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Isabelle SAINT-MEZARD

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

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15/12/2015
By: Gilles VERNIERS

In May 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi, decisively won India’s sixteenth General Elections. For the first time in thirty years, a party secured a single majority of seats in the lower house of parliament – the Lok Sabha (282 out of 543) – and for the first time...

23/11/2015

India is now a major player in the international fertiliser market, regardless of the nutrients considered. Whether it is a question of imports, domestic production, or consumption, India ranks among the top three global players in the sector.<...>

12/11/2015
By: Mikko HUOTARI, Miguel OTERO-IGLESIAS, John SEAMAN, Alice EKMAN, (eds)

As China’s rise continues to shape and shake the course of international affairs, and Europe enters a new chapter in its collective history, Europe-China relations are becoming more relevant, but also much more complex.

21/09/2015
By: Lydia POWELL

India’s approach to climate negotiations results from the interplay of two distinct logics, an external one and an internal one. While the external logic is derived from quantitative attributes at the aggregate level, such as the overall size of India’s economy, the internal logic is derived...

02/09/2015
By: Ajey LELE

In the sphere of space research, France-India collaboration began in the early 1960s, with France providing assistance to India’s Rohini sounding rockets programme. Over the years, France has played a constructive role in helping India to develop its ground and space infrastructure, as well as...

01/09/2015
By: Nadège ROLLAND

China’s “One Belt, One Road” project, also known as the “New Silk Road”, aims to create a vast infrastructure network connecting three continents, with China playing the central role.

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May
2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
from 09:30 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This seminar is organized around Gavan McCormack, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University. He is an expert of modern East Asian, especially Japanese politics and intellectual, political, and environmental history. He has published numerous articles and books on the...

12
May
2010
Wednesday 12 May 2010
from 09:30 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This seminar is organized around Dr. Zhang Li, Professor in the Institute of South Asian Studies at Sichuan University in Chengdu and expert on China-South Asia connections and Chinese neighborhood diplomacy, and Dr. Jabin Jacob, Research Fellow at the...

19
Feb
2010
Friday 19 February 2010
from 08:00 to 09:30 - Ifri Conferences

Conference-debate with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs, former candidate to the Afghan presidency, and leader of the democratic opposition in Afghanistan. The conference will be chaired by Pierre Lafrance, President of the...

09
Feb
2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The China Program of the Asia Centre Ifri is please to welcome Dr. Kun-Chin LIN, Lecturer at the King's China Institute of King's College in London, Professor at National University of Singapore and in charge of a collaborative research project with the Chinese Academy of...

02
Feb
2010
Tuesday 02 February 2010
from 17:00 to 18:30 - Ifri Conferences

Conference with Jaswant Singh, Member of the Indian Parliament, former Minister of External Affairs, Finance and Defence. The conference will be chaired by Claude Blanchemaison, former Ambassador of France to India.

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26
Jan
2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This seminar, co-organized with the Royal Embassy of Thailand, welcomes Prof. Dr. Borwornsak Uwanno, Secretary General of King Prajadhipok's Institute and expert on public law, and Prof. Dr. Surchit Bunbongkarn, President of Thailand's Political Development...