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
2 Jan 2020
Joint Nordic relations with China are evolving but have clear limitations.
2 Oct 2019
NUPI had the pleasure of hosting David H. Petraeus on 30. September. The four-star General (Ret) and former director of CIA shared his insights and prognosis for the geopolitical landscape ahead at the event entitled “Global Security Threats and Western Responses”.
Publications about Asia
: Academic article
- Publication : Editorial
Research projects about Asia
Foto: NTB Scanpix
STRONGER POSITION: China is changing, strengthening and expanding its engagements. The image shows a meeting between World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Chinese President Xi Jinping in July 2018.2018 (Completed)
How and why is China strengthening its position in the major development banks?
2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
In this project, NUPI will contribute to address the need for knowledge on the feed on the new global trade situation.
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
Annual symposium that highlights the importance of the social disciplines in Norway-China research cooperation.