You are here

Asia

chine_muraille.jpg

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.

Ifri's Center for Asian Studies’ 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

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

Research Fellow, Head of Japan Research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

...
John SEAMAN

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

...
Sophie BOISSEAU du ROCHER

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

...
Isabelle SAINT-MEZARD

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

...
Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

...
18/12/2019

“Smart city” development has become a fashionable policy and research topic. A growing number of central and local governments in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, in partnership with companies from diverse sectors (construction, transport, energy, water, etc), consulting firms, NGOs and...

16/12/2019
By: Rajeswari Pillai RAJAGOPALAN

India’s space program has grown and evolved significantly in the last five decades. The program originally focused on developing space assets that provided direct developmental benefits, for example telecommunications and remote sensing satellites that helped both in improving communication...

18
Sep
2017
Monday 18 September 2017
from 09:30 to 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

In 2013, Chinese president Xi Jinping first unveiled his broad vision to develop regional connectivity and infrastructure across Eurasia that would later be officially named the Belt and Road Initiative (or yi dai yi lu, One Belt, One Road, or OBOR). 

10
Jul
2017
Monday 10 July 2017
from 09:30 to 16:15 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

It is now clear that some African countries are on their way to achieve a dynamic economic growth that will uphold the overall development of the continent. At the same time, they are still struggling with the lack of economic and social infrastructure, governance issues and a complex and...

23
Mar
2017
Thursday 23 March 2017
from 12:30 to 14:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Midway through his term since elected to office in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan policy has undergone dramatic shifts. From initial enthusiasm to making an impromptu visit to Lahore in December 2015, and then carrying out ‘surgical strikes’ against Pakistan-based...

07
Feb
2017
Tuesday 07 February 2017
from 12:30 to 14:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As China elaborates on the design of its "Belt and Road Initiative" (OBOR), the place of Europe within this project is slowly but surely taking shape.

Asia - China - Europe -
26
Jan
2017
Thursday 26 January 2017
from 09:00 to 12:30 - Ifri Conferences

As economic jitters and environmental mismanagement are fueling social protest in China, this seminar will examine how these factors can eventually undermine economic and political stability in the country. Asian, European and American experts will gather to share their views on the economic,...

18
Oct
2016
Tuesday 18 October 2016
from 09:45 to 17:00 - Ifri Conferences

As the regional balance of power in East Asia continues to evolve and tensions in a number of hot spots - from the East and South China Seas to the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait - either simmer or intensify, the future of regional stability is increasingly uncertain....

13/01/2016
By: Alice EKMAN, , in "The Diplomat"

Taiwan remains a hyperactive democracy, where political rallies and gatherings of various types are being organized in all directions as the elections draw near. This photo essay shows photos mainly taken during political rallies in Taipei in December 2015, two to three weeks before the...