Japan's Leadership in East Asian Security Multilateralism
Events Long isolated and opposed to multilateral agreements, Japan proposed East Asia's first multilateral security forum in the early 1990s, emerging as a regional leader. What led to this surprising and sudden change of position?
China’s Global Role in the Covid-19 Crisis
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries around the world have imposed strict lockdown measures and economies are paralyzed. Observers debate how quickly economic growth in China, where the outbreak first started, will recover compared to other countries. Can the crisis be an opening for Beijing to advance its international position?
Rising Insecurities in the Middle East and North Africa
Events What do the recent wave of protests across the MENA reveal about the status of state-society relations in the region? Are there communalities between the recent waves of uprisings? How are states and established regimes reacting to rising domestic insecurities?
Revisionism or Reconciliation? Relating to a Conflict Ridden Past
Events Why do some historical legacies continue to burden states and national identities? Can such conflicts be settled, and how should new interpretations of established history be dealt with? How do we take on the challenge of revisionism?
Understanding the New Political and Economic Role of China in the Persian Gulf
Events Given China’s growing energy needs, to what extent could Beijing increase its political and military engagement in the Persian Gulf? How would a bigger Chinese footprint affect the region’s relations to the EU, Russia and the United States?