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.

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
Recent Trends in the South China Sea Disputes
By Elie Khoury, former Student, IRIS Sup'
The Fight Against Terrorism « Made in China »
By Alixia Nguyen, Student, Institut catholique de Paris. Under the supervision of Emmanuel Lincot, Professor, Institut catholique de Paris.
Scholarly Handling Cross-Strait Relations : Tsai Presidency
by Hugo Tierny, Former Student of the Catholic Institute of Paris
Towards a more Sustainable World: The example of Shipbuilding in North-East Asia
by Nicolas Sindres, Former student at IRIS Sup'
Comment et pourquoi la Chine va prendre le leadership des questions climatiques internationales ?
Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Europe and East Asia
Senior Research Fellow
Barthélémy Courmont

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Barthélémy Courmont
Senior Research Fellow, Head of Asia-Pacific Programme
Marianne Péron-Doise
Associate Research Fellow, Director of the Indo-Pacific Geopolitical Observatory
Éric Mottet
Senior Research Fellow
Emmanuel Lincot
Associate Research Fellow
Jean-Vincent Brisset
Associate Research Fellow
Emmanuel Hache
Senior Research Fellow
Pierrick Le Jeune
Associate Research Fellow
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