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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.

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 peninsulaSoutheast Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Indo-Pacific Strategies.

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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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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Christian LECHERVY

Advisor to the Program on Pacific Islands, Center for Asian Studies

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Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

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Isabelle SAINT-MEZARD

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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25/05/2021
By: Céline PAJON, Eva PEJSOVA

EU-Japan relations have undergone a major uplift over the past 5 years. Bound by the Economic and Strategic Partnership Agreements, as well as the Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity, the two once-distant players have been stepping up efforts to address the many shared security concerns in...

20/04/2021
By: Ties DAMS, Xiaoxue MARTIN, Vera KRANENBURG, (eds.) with , John SEAMAN, Marc JULIENNE

Analysis from 17 countries and EU institutions reveals that Chinese soft power in Europe – defined as the ability to influence preferences through attraction or persuasion – has seen better days.

09/04/2021

Let’s face it: while there are growing expectations for a French and European enhanced engagement in the Indo-Pacific, when Europeans step up their commitment, or express their willingness to do so, they are often met with disdain, on the ground that they would not make a big difference in...

15/02/2021

Diversification is a key tenet of South Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP). In the economic sphere, however, the need for diversification is apparently less pressing as, unlike what is observed in the diplomatic and security domains, Korea’s economic partnerships are less unbalanced and are not...

16
Oct
2019
Wednesday 16 October 2019
from 09:30 to 11:00 - Conférences

Growth prospects in developing Asia are dimming. Slowing activity in major advanced economies, a re-escalation in the US-China trade conflict, and a sharp downturn in the global electronics cycle are leading to a reassessment of the region’s outlook. How much will Asia’s growth slow? How might...

05
Jun
2019
Wednesday 05 June 2019
from 09:30 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.

15
Nov
2018
Thursday 15 November 2018
from 09:00 to 12:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Data no longer should be understood as a sole commercial or regulatory issue, but rather as an actual stake of international politics. For Europe, in a context of transatlantic tensions, the impact of the digital economy’s center of gravity moving towards China is potentially significant....