In February 2020, the Ifri Center for Asian Studies and the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS) held a conference on the Asian security environment.
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, Southeast 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.
Covid-19 in Europe-China Relations: A country-level analysis Special Report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), 29 April 2020
Analysis from 19 countries reveals the complexities of Europe’s relations with China amid the Covid-19 crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare a series of troublesome truths, both about healthcare infrastructures in Western nations and the state of their democracies....
The Return: Russia and the Security Landscape of Northeast Asia Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 29, Ifri, March 2020
Northeast Asia has emerged as a critical theater of Russian foreign policy in recent years....
China is rapidly emerging as a formidable power in the development of technical standards, transforming the international standard-setting landscape and reintroducing an element of geopolitics into what are too often considered as benign, technical processes.
Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry A Report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), January 2020
Navigating the mounting tensions between the United States and China is a geopolitical minefield. Is Europe up to the challenge?
Through development assistance and economic engagement, South Korea has sought to project itself as a different kind of partner for Africa. In reality, it is not so unique.
Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Shaping a Hybrid Regional Order War on the Rocks, Commentary, 18 December 2019
What does Japan want in the Indo-Pacific? It can be tough to tell, because at the moment, Tokyo seems to be pursuing incompatible aims.
“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...
Tsai Ing-wen will be inaugurated as the new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on May 20.
The Center for Asian Studies and the Center for Energy organize a roundtable on the climate policy of sub-national actors.
G7 Summit 2016 in Japan: What to expect? Perspectives from Tokyo and Paris on Global Governance and Geopolitical Challenges
On May 27-28, Japan will host the G7 Summit in Mie Prefecture. This year’s summit will be the occasion not only for Japan but also for European countries to demonstrate leadership on a number of global and regional issues. One challenge is the future of global governance, as the Bretton Woods...
Despite the political tensions that oppose Japan, China and South Korea, recent months have seen a certain rapprochement between Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. The first trilateral summit in three years was held in November 2015.
The Ifri Center for Asian Studies is pleased to host a closed-door discussion with Taeho Bark, Professor at Seoul National University and former Minister of Commerce in South Korea ...
ASEAN has come a long way since its founding in 1967. While the primary objective of furthering regional cooperation was initially couched in general terms, it was broadened over time with the creation of an ASEAN Community encompassing economic, security, social and...
Makoto Iokibe, a renowned expert of Japanese diplomatic history and security policy, will offer his insight on Japan’s new security legislation.
Chinese middle classes are often perceived as a monolithic category of the population, whereas, in fact, they have different profiles and aspirations depending on their geographical origin and on the generation or socio-professional category they belong to.
China, the United States, and the Rise of Geoeconomics Conference with Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Beijing flexes its economic muscle with frequent success in pursuit of Chinese geopolitical aims. By contrast, the United States has largely forgotten the historic role of geoeconomics in American foreign policy. The United States must come to grips with the reality that the...
with Dr Yetti Rusli, Senior Advisor to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Republic of Indonesia
El régimen comunista chino hará el miércoles una exhibición de poderío ante el mundo sin reparar en medios. Doce mil soldados, 500 piezas de armamento —muchas nunca vistas en público— y 200 aeronaves participarán en un desfile militar en la plaza de Tiananmen con motivo del 70º aniversario de...
All the European stock exchanges declined on Monday, as concerned investors looked with pessimism at China’s slowing growth. Paris lost 5.35 %. Claude Meyer discusses what consequences can be expected....
China’s ambition is to become a great financial power. But the necessary reform of its financial system and its will to act progressively could mean that it will be a long time before its exchange rate system is liberalized. Can the Yuan realistically become an...
Apparue en même temps que le miracle économique, la population des couches moyennes incarne un pays en pleine mutation : confort matériel, meilleure éducation, ouverture sur le monde... mais aussi rupture avec les valeurs traditionnelles.
Trade is the focus of a three-day visit to France that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang started on Tuesday. Beyond deals with French companies, China and France are expected to sign an agreement on joint infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa.