Middle East and Central Asia

Middle East and Central Asia
  • Research team:
    • Isabel David
    • Marcos Farias Ferreira
    • Paulo Duarte
    • Maria Regina Mongiardim
    • Tiago Ferreira Lopes
     

     

Divided into three main lines – Geopolitical and Geostrategic Relations in Middle East, Turkey and the Turkish-speaking World and Post-Soviet Space – the research group studying Middle East and Central Asia seeks to analyse regional dynamics established in this geographical area. By means of a multidisciplinary research, this group analyses the regional situation, outlining prospective scenarios defined by the development of international relations itself.     

 

Themes:

  • Geopolitic and geostrategic relations in the Middle East;
  • Turkey and the Turkish world.

 

Projects underway:

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Daxiyangguo – Portuguese Journal of Asian Studies

Asian Press Review Headlines

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Coreia do Sul - Coreia do Norte

    The issue of a “joint march” is forecast to gain more attention, with Seoul’s Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan hinting at the possibility of marching under the Korean Unification Flag. “The discussion is still ongoing, but the Korean Unification flag will be raised at the opening when a joint entrance is agreed upon,” Do said during a meeting with lawmakers at the National Assembly.

     

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Japão - Myanmar

    Japan stands steadfastly behind Myanmar against global condemnation over its handling of the violence in northern Rakhine State that forced over 650,000 Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

     

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Malásia - Singapura

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says Malaysia does not want to return to "confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric" when conducting bilateral relations with Singapore.

     

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