The Asia-Pacific region is the focus of considerable attention because of its economic influence, its demographic weight and the number of political, strategic and security challenges it faces. IRIS’ Asia‑Pacific Programme seeks to understand major trends in the region while also providing in-depth analysis of its countries and the specific issues they face.

U.S.-China Counter-Terrorism co-operation and its Perspective on Human Rights
By Yuni Park, Human rights Advocate and Expert in International Relations
Wahhabism with Chinese characteristics
By Hacer Z. Gonul, PhD student in Anthropology at Peking University, and Julius M. Rogenhofer, MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, visiting Fellow at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Israel.
China’s ambition in the Pacific: worldwide geopolitical issues
by Paco Milhiet, PHD Student, Institut catholique de Paris
Chinese investments in infrastructure worldwide
by Penelope Marbler and Lea Shan, Master's Students ECC-Grenoble, Currently completing a double degree in Geo-Economics and Strategic Intelligence at IRIS Sup'.
China’s Two Ocean Strategy: Controlling waterways and the new silk road
by Thom (Guorui) Sun and Alex Payette
About Le Temps des mots (Bridging the strait). Interview with Samia Ferhat
by Emmanuel Lincot, Professor, Institut catholique de paris – UR “Religion, Culture and Society” (EA 7403) and Sinologist
Taiwan Youth: The Rise of a Generation
by Hugo Tierny, Former Student of the Catholic Institute of Paris
Syria’s Wars are altering Power Balances in Asia
by Brij Khindaria, Member of the Asian Committee of the ANAJ-IHEDN
Belgrade-Pékin : Quand la Chine se positionne au coeur de l’Europe
Par Barthélémy Courmont, directeur de recherche à l’IRIS et Arta SEITI, chercheuse en géopolitique, chargée de cours à l’université catholique de Lille
Le cyberespace et le nationalisme chinois : le levier d’une grande puissance numérique
par Emmanuel Meneut, docteur de l'Institut catholique de Paris, chargé d'enseignement
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Emmanuel Meneut
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Asia Focus
Dirigée par Barthélémy Courmont, directeur de recherche à l’IRIS, la collection « Asia Focus » a pour objectif d'approfondir la réflexion sur des sujets d'actualité et d'offrir des éléments de compréhension sur les enjeux actuels en Asie
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