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

  • Friday, 19 October 2018 Rússia - Ucrânia

     "Officials with the Federal Security Bureau of Russia said that Russian border guards detained three ships of the Ukrainian Navy as the 

    latter were trying to travel across the Black Sea from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov. The Ukrainian
    warships committed a number of provocative acts, FSB officials said."

     

     

     

  • Friday, 19 October 2018 Filipinas

    "MANILA: Rights groups raised fears yesterday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to create a “death squad” targeting 

    suspected communist rebels, saying it would worsen the “calamity” triggered by his deadly drug war."

     

  • Friday, 19 October 2018 EUA - CHINA

    “Tit-for-tat retaliation” may be the singular option for the United States to halt an ever-broadening Chinese influence campaign that 

    targets American freedoms and democracy, according to a report written by some of the US’ most prominent China experts and issued on
    Thursday."

     

     

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