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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, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

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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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01/12/2016

Coping with “gray zone” situations has in recent years become the core security challenge for Japan. Since September 2012, Beijing has been challenging Japan’s sovereign control of the Senkaku Islands by regularly sending law-enforcement vessels into Japanese territorial waters and...

21/11/2016
By: Jérôme HENRY

The reason for the deployment of a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) “anti-piracy task force” in the Gulf of Aden (GoA), a key area for the Chinese economy, was obvious in 2008. However, as the pirate activity has faded away since 2012, the objectives of the PLAN in GoA became unclear.&nbsp...

16/11/2016

What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...

28/07/2016

On Tuesday July 12th, after three years of deliberations, the Permanent Court of Arbitration finally delivered its verdict on the conflict opposing the Philippines and China over status of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The judgment is historic, as it goes far beyond the...

10/06/2016
By: Hitomi ROPPONGI

Tokyo is known as a pioneer throughout the history of Japan’s environmental policy, often being compared to California in the United States or Paris in France. Following the global trend of growing local initiatives tackling climate change, Tokyo introduced a cap-and-trade scheme in 2010 ahead...

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Sep
2011
Thursday 29 September 2011
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Seminar with Jiang Shixue, Vice President of the Chinese Association of Latin American Studies and Research Director at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and R. Evan Ellis, Assistant Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defence Studies, NDU,...

07
Jul
2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
from 08:30 to 18:00 - External Events

The Economist Conferences organizes on July 7th 2011 "The Second Brazil Business Summit", an opportunity to review developments in the Brazilian market following the 2010 presidential elections.

Ifri is a supporting...


07
Mar
2011
Monday 07 March 2011
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This seminar is organized around Richard Collasse, CEO of Chanel K.K. in Japan. It will be chaired by Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies Ifri.

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