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.
Regional Integration Within Greater China – State of Play and Future Prospects in B. Andreosso-O’Callaghan, J. Jaussaud et B. Zolin (dir.), Economic Integration in Asia – Towards the Delineation of a Sustainable Path, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2014
The Asian Century: What International Norms and Practices? Conference Proceedings, 12 September 2014 Paris : Ifri, Conference Proceedings, 12 September 2014, 97 p.
Asia is now a nerve center for global economic activity and a theatre of some of the most pressing security concerns of our time. So important has Asia become to global affairs today, and ostensibly for the decades to come, that many have already dubbed the 21st Century as the “Asian Century”....
The Indian People’s Party (BJP) coming to power in the 2014 legislative elections raises many questions about the country’s governance.
In March 2011, after a half-century of relative isolation and autocratic military rule, Myanmar took the world by surprise in announcing an unexpected political transition. Less than two years later the emergence of aggressive Buddhist nationalism grabbed the spotlight. The epidemic of...
The Umbrella Revolution and the Future of China-Hong Kong Relations Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 66, November 2014
In this article, Willy Lam argues that the events of recent weeks represent a turning point in China-Hong Kong relations. The author analyses the multiple facets of the movement in Hong Kong and Beijing's response.
Japan's Energy Policy in a Post-3/11 World: Juggling Safety, Sustainability and Economics Asie.Visions, No. 72, September 2014
The March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station turned Japan’s energy policy on its head, shedding a harsh new light on Japan’s energy policy and power supply system, and throwing into relief six major problem areas that had largely escaped scrutiny before the disaster.<...>
Mines and Energy: Are Chinese Investments Playing with or against Markets? Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 3, Fall 2014
China’s economic development has brought it to the center of natural resource markets.
This round table brings together three experts on Asia: Takashi Terada, Professor at the University of Waseda in Japan, Valérie Niquet, Director of the Centre Asie, Ifri, and Françoise Nicolas, Economist, Ifri.
The 8th France-Korea Forum, co-organized by Ifri and the Korea Foundation, introduced by Thierry de Montbrial, Director-General of Ifri, and Yim Sung-Joon, President of the Korea Foundation, brought together a number of dignitaries, experts and specialists in order to facilitate an exchange of...
Réunion organisée dans le cadre du cercle de réflexion des économies asiatiques avec Patrick Artus, Directeur de la recherche et des études de Natixis, et présidée par Françoise Nicolas, économiste, Ifri.
Conférence-débat autour d'Olivier Louis, responsable du Programme " Inde et Asie du Sud " à l"Ifri, de retour du Pakistan et d'Etienne de Durand, directeur du Centre des études de sécurité à l"Ifri, de retour d"Afghanistan,...
This seminar welcomes Guangjin CHEN, Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and expert on rural sociology. The meeting is chaired by Valérie Niquet, Director of the Centre Asie, Ifri.
Séminaire autour d'Asman Anisa, ambassadrice du Pakistan en France, et Daniel Jouanneau, ambassadeur de la France au Pakistan. Présidence: Pierre Lafrance, ancien ambassadeur de France au Pakistan.
Réunion organisée dans le cadre du Cercle de réflexion de économies asiatiques avec Françoise Nicolas, économiste, Ifri, et présidée par Valérie Niquet, directeur du Centre Asie, Ifri.
This seminar welcomes Choong He HAHN, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France and former Deputy Director of the nuclear dossier on North Korea for the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chair: Valérie Niquet, Director of the Centre Asie, Ifri.
Après le scandale des diplômes universitaires achetés par des étudiants chinois à l'IAE de Toulon, Grantanfi part à la rencontre de ces étudiants aussi différents que désormais nombreux dans notre pays. Qui sont-ils et pourquoi viennent-ils donc étudier dans l...
L'année 2012 aura vu la totalité des pays de l'Asie du Nord changer de dirigeants....
The ultimate solution to the debt crisis in the European Union will not only need a banking union but also have to involve some element of a fiscal union and a major shift of power from the national level to the European level. On the other hand, the EU budget to finance the...
Leading European scholars have urged Japan to follow Germany's example and "fully recognize the terrible human sufferings" imposed on Chinese and other Asians during World War II, saying such a recognition would be a very important element in solving the Beijing-Tokyo...