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.

The BRI, stabilizing factor in the Xinjiang politic?
by Emmanuel Lincot, Professor at the Catholic Institute of Paris - UR "Religion, culture and society" and sinologist
From safe product to secure product. A challenge for international relations: the case of drones
by Emmanuel Meneut, PhD, Catholic Universities Lecturer
Women in power in East-Java: Progress or illusion?
by Benoît Bavouset, Researcher in Political Science (University Babes-Bolyai, Romania), Director of the French Institute of Indonesia in Surabaya
What consequences may the sino-american trade war have on the denuclearization process in North Korea?
by Paul André, Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo
The “16+1” Platform. China’s opportunities for Central and Eastern Europe
by Andreea Budeanu, PhD Candidate, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)
Strategic Challenges in the Centre/Periphery relations in China
by Emmanuel Lincot, Professor at the Catholic Institute of Paris - UR "Religion, Culture and Society", and Sinologist
Power Politics in a fluid space: the key lever of Information Production for the Risk Management Process
by Emmanuel Meneut, PhD, Associate Lecturer
Perspectives on Maritime Disputes in East Asia
Economic Interdependence and Strategic Thinking in Sino-Japanese Relations: Reconsidering the Amendment of Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan
by Paul André, Associate Professor at the School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University (Japan)
China’s formidable rise and uncertainty
by Brij Khindaria, member of the Asian Committee of the ANAJ-IHEDN
What role for China in the International Climate Regime
by Jean-Paul Maréchal, Associate Professor, Université Paris Sud
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
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