Southeast Asia and South Asia

Southeast Asia and South Asia
  • Research team:
    • André Saramago 
    • Andrea Valente
    • António Marques Bessa
    • Célia Belim
    • Isabel Amaral
    • Mónica Ferro
    • Narana Coissoró
    • Pedro Fonseca
    • Pedro Matias Santos 
    • Stella António
    • Sandra Balão

 

The Research Group carrying its research on Southeast Asia and South Asia has developed its work mainly focusing on the following subjects: State-Building (and associated phenomena like State fragility or collapse), from a perspective of cross-linking International Relations, Political Science and Anthropology; in this same interdisciplinary view, this group has studied expressions and evolution of the nationalist phenomenon, and safety, in a multidimensional perspective, taking into account its most recent interpretations (e.g. human safety or energetic safety). This Research Group has also investigated the regional integration process in Southeast Asia, by studying ASEAN specificities and evolution, in a political, economic and safety point of view. State-Building Monitor stands out among its regular activities. Some topics have deserved a special attention, like India’s geopolitics in the South Asia context, State-Building in East Timor, energetic safety in Southeast Asia (in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia), nationalism (and irredentism) in the Indian Union, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia, and ASEAN’s institutional development, among others.   

 

 

Themes:

  • State building;
  • Regional Integration;
  • Nationalisms;
  • Security Issues;
  • India in the context of South Asia.

 

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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