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Orient Institute

The Orient Institute (IO) was founded in 1989. It is a research unit belonging to Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP - School of Social and Political Sciences) at Universidade de Lisboa.

 

Areas of intervention

Asian Studies are the focus of research at the IO. They take a multidisciplinary approach, thanks to the diverse academic backgrounds of its researchers with international experience ranging from Anthropology to International Relations. The specific realities of each country and sub-region and relations between Portugal and Asia are particularly important.

 

Activities are carried out under three research groups:

- Middle East and Central Asia;

Southeast Asia and South Asia;

- East Asia.

 

 

Activities

The IO researchers work in research projects, organisation of conferences, publication of articles, working papers, dissertations and books and post-graduate, training and consultancy programmes.

 

 

 

 

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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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