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NUPI Center for Asia Research (NCAR)

Research center

The NUPI Center for Asia Research (NCAR), conducts academic and policy-oriented research on domestic politics and international affairs in Asia. Our mission is to be a leading source of research and expertise on Asia, bringing together timely and innovative perspectives on country- and regional developments within politics, economics, security and diplomacy, including domestic, regional and multilateral organizations and institutions. 

Current NCAR-related projects study: the political dimension of infrastructure building in Southeast Asia; Chinese diplomacy and emotional assertiveness; Asia-related foreign investment in Norwegian and European markets, including within digital technology sectors; Asian powers’ roles and engagements in international development aid and multilateral cooperation, especially concerning digitalization; and Norway-China relations within research and education. Other projects finalized in recent years, include research on: foreign and security policy legitimation in Japan and the Indo-Pacific, comparative welfare state developments, Asia-Nordic relations, trade and free trade agreements, and peace building operations. See links to the various project websites for further information.

NCAR researchers have strong area expertise on several Asian countries, including China, Japan and ASEAN member states and we work to maintain and further our networks and competencies on other vital states in the broader Asian region, including South Korea and countries in the South Pacific. NCAR researchers represent a variety of academic backgrounds, including political science and international relations, economics, area studies and languages, with high language competency in Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese in particular.

Read more about NUPI's research on Asia on our Asia regional page.

Asia-related research at NUPI is part of broader projects and is organized in collaboration with other centers and initiatives within NUPI, including the NUPI Centre for European Studies, NUPI Centre for Digitalization and Cyber Security Studies, and NUPI Center for UN and Global Governance.

News

News
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European countries differ in how they talk critical issues with China

January 28, 2019

This is the conclusion in a new report addressing political values in Europe-China relations. Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr (NUPI and UiB) has written the chapter on Norway.

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New report on China and multilateral development banks

January 21, 2019

China is strengthening its position within international development finance and monetary cooperation.

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The strategic importance of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Tokyo’s take

May 10, 2019

While the idea of the Indo-Pacific as more than just a geographic space is only recently taking root in the Nordics and broader Europe, it has already been hotly discussed as a strategically important arena in foreign and security policy circles in Asia for several years.

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What does China really want in the Middle East?

December 16, 2019

In a recent article, NUPI research fellow Henrik S. Hiim and Stig Stenslie aim to find an answer.

News

Why are Asia’s nuclear powers rearming?

December 12, 2018

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted NOK 8 million to NUPI researchers Henrik Hiim and Sverre Lodgaard to study the drivers of nuclear rearmament in Asia.

News

China: New Silk Road stir mixed reactions in Europe

April 6, 2018

Europeans are growing more wary of China, but still welcome many of its contributions.

News
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Asia is booming – what are the implications?

March 6, 2018

Connectivity has become a buzzword today. It topped the agenda at the joint conference on trade, infrastructure and Europe–Asia relations, organized by NUPI and the MFA to mark ASEM day.

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Analysis: Chinese politics under Xi Jinping

March 2, 2018

Xi Jinping wanting to scrap formal limitations on presidential terms is making waves.

News
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Timely report on Chinese investments

December 15, 2017

The volume of Chinese investments in Europe has increased significantly in recent years.

News

NEW BOOK: Meeting the dragon in the North

October 23, 2017

The Nordics have a lot to gain from learning from each other's relationship with China.

News
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Japan and China: Competing Realities

August 23, 2017

China has played a central role in Japanese identity-making for centuries - what of its role today? asks Wrenn Yennie Lindgren (NUPI) in a new article.

News
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The Bear and the Triangle

April 25, 2017

What shapes EU policy towards China? This is the topic for NUPI Research Fellow Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson's new article.

News

The Chinese Story

April 18, 2017

New article: China is rapidly rising as a key actor on the African continent.

News

China meets the Nordics at NUPI

September 6, 2017

How does the world appear seen from China and the Nordics?

Publications

Publication : Report
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RESOLVED: Japan Should Maintain Investments in Russian Oil and Gas Projects

2022
In this issue of Debating Japan, experts assess Japan’s investments in Russian oil and gas and whether Japan should fully divest from Russian energy.
Publication : Academic article
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Vietnam's solar and wind power success: Policy implications for the other ASEAN countries

2021
This study analyzes the factors that have facilitated Vietnam's recent rapid solar and wind power expansion and draws policy insights for other member ...
Publication : Academic chapter
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Local and Global Aspects of Coal in the ASEAN Countries

2021
By 2020, coal mining and power generation had been growing in Southeast Asia for decades and were projected to rise to new heights of prominence in regional ...
Publication : Chapter
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The Role of External Powers in EU–Asia Security Relations

This chapter maps out the changing roles played by the United States, Russia and India as security actors in East Asia, and their influence on EU foreign ...
Publication : Policy Brief
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The China-Europe Freight Train and the War in Ukraine:Triumph and Tribulations in Transcontinental Shipping

2022
In this policy brief, Professor Xiangming Chen analyzes the China-Europe Freight Train (CEFT), the flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project, and ...
Publication : Popular scientific article

Kina sikter mot toppen

2021
A presentation of China's new Five-year plan. Part of NUPI's "Hvor hender det?" series.
Publication : Research paper
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More bark than bite? Assessing China’s coercive measures in Scandinavia

2022
Amid growing concern about Chinese coercion, this article examines the extent to which Beijing has resorted to such measures in Scandinavia based on case ...
Publication : Policy Brief
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China’s coercive diplomacy: Why it’s on the rise and what it means for Scandinavia

2022
Amid a wider deterioration of relations between China and the West since around 2018, the Chinese government has stepped up its use of economic coercion ...
Publication : Policy Brief
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The Economics of Strategic Stability in US-China relations

2022
  • Nicola Leveringhaus
The economic aspects of strategic stability tend to come second place in the study of US-China relations. For good reason, scholars have focussed on the ...
Publication
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Evolving Japan–NATO Relations in the Leadup to the Madrid Summit

2022
In response to growing security concerns in East Asia, Japan has increased its engagement with NATO at both the organisational and individual member-state ...
Publication : Popular scientific article
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The Russia-Ukraine Crisis and Japan’s Energy Dilemma

2022
The war in Ukraine is a game changer not only disrupting financial markets and human migration patterns but also the global energy landscape. As European ...
Publication : Op-ed
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Japan ruster opp

2022
(This op-ed is in Norwegian): Japan kan få det tredje største forsvarsbudsjettet i verden, skriver Wrenn Yennie Lindgren og Per Erik Solli i denne DN-kronikken.
Publication : Editorial

Kina balanserer på en tynn line

2022
Kronikk om Kinas balansegang knyttet til krigen i Ukraina.
Publication : Article
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Norge som mål for utenlandske investeringer: Trender og forklaringer

2022
Utenlandske investeringer er en viktig del av økonomien i mange land. Det gjelder også Norge, hvor utenlandskontrollerte foretak sysselsetter 21 prosent ...
Publication : Policy brief
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Chinese digi-tech politics: Steering growth, spurring innovation, and reinforcing control

2021
China is a growing digital technology (digi-tech) power and a leading provider of digi-tech resources internationally. China’s digi-tech growth is helping ...
Publication : Academic article

Conventional Counterforce Dilemmas: South Korea's Deterrence Strategy and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

2021
  • Henrik Stålhane Hiim
In response to North Korea's nuclear weapons program, South Korea is quietly pursuing an independent conventional counterforce and countervalue strategy. ...
Publication : Kronikk

The Nordic shift: China’s uphill battle for public approval in northern Europe

2020
A recent survey shows that even the champions of free trade in Europe’s high north are reassessing their approach to Chinese investment.
Publication : Report

Utenlandske direkteinvesteringer og eierskap i Norge

2021
Foreign investment is an important component of the economy of many countries. This is the case for Norway too, where foreign-controlled enterprises employ ...
Publication : Report

Utenlandsk eierskap i eiendom i Norge: informasjonskilder og mulige oversikter

2021
The report reviews central sources to information about foreign ownership in real estate in Norway. It describes possible steps for improving the overview ...
Publication : Report

Veier til informasjon om utenlandsk eierskap i Norge: kilder og metoder

2021
The report reviews central sources to information about foreign ownership in Norway, mainly ownership control and ownership shares in enterprises. The ...
Publication : Academic article

WIN-WIN! with ODA-man: legitimizing development assistance policy in Japan

2020
Official development assistance (ODA) constitutes one of Japan’s most important foreign policy instruments as it builds Japan’s global network and supports ...
Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Japan and Arctic Security

This chapter focuses on what Arctic security means to Japan and how Japan handles the security dimension in its three-spoke approach to the Arctic, involving ...
Publication : Popular scientific chapter/article

Norway: Crisis highlights normality in bilateral relations with China

The chapter describes the situation in Norway and is part of a larger report on China’s relations to European countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Publication : Report

China in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Contributions to health and education

2020
China is scaling up its investments in health and education, making significant contributions to the UN 2030 Agenda and related Sustainable Development ...
Publication : Report

China in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Key environmental issues and responses

2020
China is dealing with very serious pollution levels and the unsustainable use of many natural resources. Environmental issues, concerning both air, ground, ...
Publication : Report

China in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Key Institutions for International Engagement

2020
China has a large and expansive network of actors working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) activities. This report maps the foremost key Chinese ...
Publication : Report

China’s role in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Considerations for Norway

2020
China’s role as an international development actor is growing, with real and increasing potential to impact Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). On some ...
Publication : Report

From careful participant to budding partner: China in the Sustainable Development Agenda

2020
China is an increasingly active player in the Sustainable Development Agenda. It has staked out a national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plan that stresses ...
Publication : Chapter

A Norwegian perspective on Nordic-China Cooperation

This chapter addresses opportunities and challenges concerning Nordic-China cooperation, seen from Norwegian perspectives. With basis in the overall Norway-China ...
Publication : Editorial

Østasiatiske giganter i handelskrig

2019
Why would Japan and South Korea risk large economic losses and weakening security relations in such a precarious time?
Publication : Popular scientific article

The identity politics driving the Japan–South Korea trade war

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Why and how are identity politics a key driver in the Japan-South Korea trade war?
Publication : KRONIKK

Addressing Butterfly Questions: The Planet, Plastic Pollution and Policy Pathways at Japan's G20

2019
In its fifth year, the 2019 G20 Interfaith Forumgathered outside of Tokyo to discuss an ambitious agenda organized under the triple-P thematic ...
Publication : Academic article

China's Realism in the Middle East

2019
  • Henrik Stålhane Hiim
While the United States is seeking to adopt a lower profile in the Middle East, China's interests in the region is expanding. This raises questions ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Election 2019: Empowering women, without women?

2019
Japan’s government has put women’s empowerment high on its agenda – but women remain poorly represented in politics, and that shows few signs of changing, ...
Publication : LESERINNLEGG

Derfor skal vi bry oss om G20-toppmøtet i Japan

2019
(Available in Norwegian only): Utfordringene knyttet til frihandel og markedstilgang er svært viktige for Norge. Det vil de fortsette å være når G20 forflytter ...
Publication : LESERINNLEGG

The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda

2019
How do the outcomes of the G-20’s eight engagement groups factor into this year’s Osaka Summit?
Publication

Political values in Norway’s relations with China: Standing ground or giving in?

2018
The six-year freeze in bilateral political relations following the award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize makes Norway an interesting case study of political ...
Publication

China and Multilateral Development Banks: Positions, Motivations, Ambitions

2018
The evolving relationships between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the major multilateral development banks (MDBs) reflect China’s evolution ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Chinese belts and roads stir mixed reactions in Europe

2018
European governments generally welcome Chinese contributions to infrastructure and development. Many actors inside and outside the EU hope to see countries ...
Publication : ANTOLOGI

China and Nordic Diplomacy

2018
This book seeks to explore Nordic approaches to China and the idea of sub-regional diplomacy. China’s multi-tiered approach to Europe can be seen vividly ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

The Duty of Care for Citizens Abroad: Security and Responsibility in the In Amenas and Fukushima Crises

2018
This article analyses the state’s duty of care (DoC) for citizens who fall victim to unforeseen catastrophic or violent events abroad. The DoC highlights ...
Publication : LESERINNLEGG

En liten korrigering om "militarisering"

2017
(Available in Norwegian only): Klassekampens reportasje om USA, alliansepolitikk og Øst-Asia på tirsdag var veldig interessant, god og viktig. Det kan ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

China's Cyber Sovereignty

2017
This policy brief analyses China’s ambitions for imposing and strengthening the concept of cyber sovereignty in international negotiations on topics related ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Et valg uten alternativer

2017
(Norwegian only): Japans LDP er ikke et spesielt populært parti, så hvorfor fikk de såpass stor valgoppslutning? spør Wrenn Y. Lingren og Petter Lindgren ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Identity Politics and the East China Sea: China as Japan's 'Other'

2017
This article contributes to the relational IR literature on identity politics and Sino-Japanese relations. Theoretically, we develop Rumelili's 2004 ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Navigation, circumvention and brokerage: the tricks of the trade of developing NGOs in China

2017
Chinese NGOs face strong coercive pressures and limitations yet have still emerged as notable actors in several issue areas. This article studies why ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Nordens plass i Kinas nye æra?

2017
Knapt året etter at norske myndigheter er ute av kineserens fryseboks har Xi Jinping nylig erklært til den 19 partikongressen at Kina er på vei inn i ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Transatlantic Troubles and the EU’s Pivot Toward Asia

2017
The G20 Summit in Hamburg demonstrated that the geopolitical landscape is rapidly changing. The U.S. is no longer the only leader—it has to share the ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

The bear and the EU-China-US triangle: Transatlantic and Russian influences on EU’s “pivot to Asia”

2017
This article argues that in the case of the EU’s efforts to undertake a “Pivot to Asia”, added explanatory salience can be achieved by recognising firstly ...
Publication : OVERSIKTSART

The Chinese story: Historical narratives as a tool in China’s Africa policy

2017
The rise of China as a key actor on the African continent not only challenges the Western dominance in economic and political terms, Beijing is increasingly ...
Publication

Chinese Investments in Norway: A Typical Case Despite Special Circumstances

2017
Chinese investments in Norway have increased, and remain moderate but substantial compared with the situation in Europe overall. The Norwegian case is ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

China's New Development Bank and Infrastructure-led Growth

2016
In view of China’s recent launch of several new development banks (AIIB, OBOR, NDB) with a central focus on infrastructure, this NUPI Brief takes a look ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

China’s Political Priorities in the Nordic Countries: from technology to core interests

2016
Chinese policymakers have identified a number of priorities that motivate them to observe and interact with the Nordic countries. While one can assume ...
Publication

“For Every Action...” The American pivot to Asia and fragmented European responses

2016
In this two-part paper, Thomas Wright and Will Moreland respond to an assessment of Europe's reaction to the U.S. rebalance to Asia by Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, ...
Publication : KRONIKK

Towards the Thaw: Seeking Clarity in China-Norway Relations

2016
How can China and Norway move on from the political freeze sparked by dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize?
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

Ties that Bind: The Emerging Regional Security Complex in the Arctic

2016
  • Marc Lanteigne
The security situation in the Arctic has begun to produce a 'regional security complex' (RSC) based on shared regional strategic concerns. However, ...
Publication : MONOGRAFI
Publication

Economics and Security in China

2015
  • Marc Lanteigne
Publication : Working Paper, NUPI
Publication : Working Paper, NUPI
Publication : ARTIKKEL
Publication : ARTIKKEL
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Fragmentation and decline in India's state assemblies: A review, 1967-2007

2015
  • Francesca R. Jensenius
Tracing activity in 15 Indian state assemblies from 1967 to 2007, we find that overall legislative activity declined but there was also considerable variation ...

Projects

Project : Forskningsprosjekt

Chinese Anger Diplomacy

Do liberal-democratic states yield to public criticism by China? ANGER approaches this question by focusing on China's use of "anger diplomacy" - public, vehement displays at the state level in response to a perceived offense.
Project : Research project

Consequences of Investments for National Security

How can liberal open societies reap the benefits of open economies, but at the same time protect their legitimate security interests? In the project “Consequences of Investments for National Security” (COINS) we are examining how liberal economies can attract foreign investments whilst at the same time mitigate the risks associated with such investments.
Project : Research project

Roads to Power? The political effects of infrastructure projects in Asia

Does investing in roads and railroads in another country generate increased political influence? ROADS seeks to answer this question by zooming in on China´s role in building high-speed railways (HSR) in Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Project : Research project
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China and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What are Chinese priorities in relation to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how do Chinese actors promote their interests and prospects for international cooperation?
Project : Research project
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China and Multilateral Development Banks

How and why is China strengthening its position in the major development banks?
Project

Norway-China Symposium for Research within the Social Sciences, Humanities and Law

Annual symposium that highlights the importance of the social disciplines in Norway-China research cooperation.
Project

Developments in the Russian Far East

The project "Developments in the Russian Far East" looks at Russian decision-making and international engagement around development of Russia’s Pacific coast.
Project : Research Project

Legal Regimes and Women's Economic Agency

The project's objective is to improve our understanding of how legal regimes and legal changes affect the economic agency of different subgroupes of women across the world
  • My Rafstedt
Project

China and the Nordics Seminar Series

What roles can the Nordic countries play in China’s emerging European engagement?
Project : Research Project

MISIS-NUPI Capacity Building and Research Cooperation

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) to carry out research on foreign policy issues of importance to Myanmar and contribute policy development.
Project : Research Project

Undermining Hegemony. The US, China, Russia, and International Public Goods

Developments in the last fifteen years have driven renewed interest in hegemonic-stability and power-transition theory. The persistence of US-centered primacy during the 1990s produced new arguments for the stability of unipolar orders recent attention to the rise of China has made the dynamics of power transitions a central concern for work on grand strategy and interstate security.
Project : Research Project

Traders in the food value chain - firm size and international food distribution

The project focuses on patterns of distribution in Norway's seafood exports and agricultural trade (exports and imports).
Project : Research Project
Project : Research Project

Evaluating Power Political Repertoires

EPOS aims to bring about a systematic problem shift in how power politics are studied by moving analytical focus from states' power resources and systemic features of world politics to the actual repertoires through which states engage one another.

Head of centre

Themes
Asia  Europe  Security policy  Global economy  Economic growth  Development policy
Events
Fri 10 Jun 2022
Event
Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Breakfast seminar: Constructing China’s Belt and Road amidst Pandemic and War

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is evolving, but the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are stirring questions about its paths. Are the original Chinese visions and ambitions still intact and how are construction projects and overall plans affected?

Tue 15 Mar 2022
Event
Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: Microsoft Teams

Webinar: Ocean Governance: Sustainability and security seen from Japan and Europe

This webinar offers views on core ocean governance challenges and reflections on how to strengthen ocean-related cooperation from Japanese and European perspectives.

Mon 25 Jan 2021
Event
Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: Zoom

The Belt and Road Initiative and New Regionalism

While framed by China as an inclusive platform of multilateral cooperation, The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been met with mixed perceptions in Europe. Join this webinar to learn more about the nature, dynamics and influence of the BRI.

Tue 12 Oct 2021
Event
Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: C.J. Hambrosplass 2 D / Livestream to Facebook and Youtube

AUKUS and its implications for Asia, US-European relations and non-proliferation

What does the AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the US and UK mean for security in Asia, for the US-China rivalry, and for US-Europe relations?

Mon 13 Jan 2020
Event
Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Breakfast seminar: China as a Development Actor in Africa

China’s role as an international development actor is growing. What is China hoping to achieve? How do African actors respond, and what are possible implications for Norwegian development policy?

Tue 5 Feb 2019
Event
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Chinese cyber security and consequences for Europe

Chinese tech giants are increasingly visible and established in the European market. Are we ready for all that this implies?

Tue 19 Nov 2019
Event
Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Breakfast seminar: How does China view the world economy?

We hear a lot about the slowing of China’s economic growth and the trade war with USA. How do Chinese researchers view the situation and what does it mean for other countries and Norway?

Tue 5 Feb 2019
Event
Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: Studentsenteret, Universitetet i Bergen

Chinese and Nordic Priorities in the SDG 2030 Agenda

NUPI and CMI researchers meet in Bergen to discuss their ongoing work on Chinese and Nordic efforts towards the Sustainable Development Agenda. Erik Solheim, former leader of UN Environment, will comment and share insights from his vast development-related experiences.

Thu 25 Oct 2018
Event
Time: 13:15 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Theory Seminar: The prospects for Chinese leadership in an age of upheaval

Srdjan Vucetic will discuss his latest paper on China’s possibilities in a time where the relationship between the West and USA is more uncertain than before.

Wed 2 May 2018
Event
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Breakfast seminar: Global disorder and distrust – Chinese reactions

How does China deal with global disorder and distrust, and what does China’s domestic politics mean for its international engagements?

Sun 4 Mar 2018
Event
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

A more connected Asia – new possibilities in Europe?

Trade and infrastructure projects are booming in Asia. How may relations between countries in Asia and Europe change?

Tue 18 Sept 2018
Event
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

How has Trump pushed Europe and Asia together?

One of the unforeseen consequences of President Trump’s erratic foreign policy has been to push Europe and Asia closer together. This is what Fraser Cameron will argue when he visits NUPI on 19 September.

Tue 29 Jan 2019
Event
Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

China and the nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea

The nuclear deal with Iran is in crisis, and talks on the North Korean nuclear program has made little progress. At the same time, China is well on its way to become one of the world’s most powerful states. How important is it for China to prevent any further proliferation of nuclear weapons?

Mon 20 Aug 2018
Event
Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Feeding India: Poverty, prices and value chains

With India’s massive poverty, food issues rank high on the policy agenda, including food consumption and food prices, and the income and power distribution along the food value chains. In recent work, NUPI researchers and partners have shed new light on key issues in the field.

Thu 12 Apr 2018
Event
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

The Philippines, ASEAN and climate change

What did the Philippines achieve in its chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017? And what challenges lie ahead for the ASEAN countries related to climate change?

Thu 22 Mar 2018
Event
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Myanmar – challenges and opportunities

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP representative in Myanmar, Knut Østby and researchers Roman Vakulchuk and Kristian Stokke will take a closer look at Myanmar, and the political and economic challenges the country is facing.

Wed 14 Feb 2018
Event
Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Directed Improvisation: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

How do organisations effectively transform themselves to cope with changing environments? Yuen Yuen Ang presents a new way to think about building adaptive capacity, with lessons from China.

Mon 27 Nov 2017
Event
Time: 15:15 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

North Korea and the USA: the simplified black and white conflict

In cooperation with the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies, NUPI invites you to this talk on the ‘Doomsday Clock’ and the threat of a global nuclear war.

Sun 26 Nov 2017
Event
Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Xi Jinping’s China – what does the future hold?

China's president has now started his second term at power. What is the future outlook for the country's economy? And how does Japan perceive its neighbour?

Mon 16 Oct 2017
Event
Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Breakfast seminar: Japan’s Security and Foreign Policy Challenges on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea’s rapid progress in developing nuclear and missile programs has posed a grave security threat to the international community. Dr. Junya Nishino visits NUPI to discuss this threat from a Japanese point of view.

Wed 26 Apr 2017
Event
Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Asia – Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge

NUPI has the pleasure of hosting the presentations of this year’s Asian Development Outlook. What challenges are middle-income economies facing?

Thu 7 Sept 2017
Event
Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

China and the Nordics - Global Challenges in Chinese and Nordic Perspectives

Experts from leading think tanks visit NUPI to discuss the China-Nordic relationship in light of today's challenges.