The global centre of gravity: moving towards Asia
Asia is the largest and most populous continent, home to more than 60% of the total world population. It can be subdivided in five regions – North Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, South-east Asia and Western Asia – and consists of 52 nation states, two of which (Turkey and the Russian Federation) lie partially in Europe. China has become the most important country in Asia, and is a political and economic driver for the development of the continent
At NUPI, research on Asia is broadly conceived. Important thematic areas include the role of Asia in the world economic, regional trade agreements and economic development, Norway’s economic relations with Asian countries, as well as foreign policy and security policy in the region. Among other things, this involves studies of how Asian counties work together within organizations like ASEAN, and how the two Asian great powers, China and India, influence policy developments within the region as well as globally.
Sources: Store Norske Leksikon and NUPI.
News about Asia
4 Mar 2019
Engaging in ongoing conflicts brings with it a set of extraordinary challenges.
7 Feb 2019
Are we ready for the implications of giving Chinese tech giant access to European markets?
28 Jan 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.
Publications about Asia
- Publication : NUPI Policy Brief
2019Urovekkende nye missilforsvarsplaner fra USA, skriver Henrik Hiim i en kronikk i Klassekampen.
Research projects about Asia
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 40 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations.
Foto: Jechstra/Creative Commons/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
GPARC aims to provide up-to-date academic and policy analyses of how major powers (USA, Russia, China) set parameters for and intervene in the maritime politics of the Arctic.
2016 - 2018 (Completed)
This project provides political economy analyses of eleven countries deemed important to Norwegian development cooperation.