Coordinator: Nicola Casarini
Research fellow: Eleonora Poli
Associate fellows: Stefania Benaglia, Marco Sanfilippo
Junior researcher: Lorenzo Mariani
Scientific advisor: Stefano Silvestri
Programme & Events assistant Anna Gaone

Asia Programme at IAI reflects the realisation that Asia has become central to global prosperity and to the Western powers’ own growth prospects. The Far East is today the world’s most dynamic economic area, contributing for more than half to global growth. Yet, China’s rise takes place outside of - and in potential opposition to - the US system of alliances which has been a factor of stability in Asia. The region’s policy makers are therefore increasingly looking for ways to accommodate these changing power relations in an environment still beset by competing nationalisms.
The Asia Programme at IAI pursues three main goals: (i) the analysis and organization of events on socio-political, economic and security developments in Asia and their potential effects on Europe and Italy; (ii) the establishment of a network of dynamic relations with key research institutes and experts within the region and across Europe; (iii) the development of innovative ideas and policy recommendations on the role that the EU and Italy can play in this increasingly important part of the world.

  • Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and emerging issues

    IAI, in partnership with Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations (GH) - one of India's leading think tanks on international affairs, won one of the three tenders of the EU-India Think...

    Start/End: 2016 - 2016
  • Trust-building in North East Asia and the role of the EU

    Thanks to a grant from the Korea Foundation, in 2016 the Istituto Affari Internazionali was able to promote international understanding of the current situation in North East Asia through the...

    Start/End: 2016 - current
  • Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

    The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental forum for dialogue and cooperation established in 1996 to deepen relations between Asia and Europe. The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)...

    Start/End: 2015 - current
  • European Think Tanks Network on China

    The Institute is a member of the European Think Tanks Network on China (ETNC), a gathering of China experts from a selection of European think tanks and research institutes devoted to the study of...

    Start/End: 2014 - current
  • Cooperation with the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (Ciis)

    During the 10th Euro-China Forum (2012), the IAI, together with CASD, ISPI, Limes and Nomisma, signed a memorandum of cooperation with the CIIS Beijing to share activities of common interest –...

    Start/End: 2012 - current
  • Strategic dialogue with CICIR on China, Italy and the EU

    The initiative is part of the collaboration that the IAI has implemented, with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), with China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (Cicir) in...

    Start/End: 2012 - current
  • OrizzonteCina

    OrizzonteCina is a bi-monthly magazine containing information and cultural debate on the domestic policy, the economy and the international relations of contemporary China. The magazine...

    Start/End: 2010 - current
  • EU-India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative

    Under the support of the EU Delegation to India, the EU-India Think Tank’s “Twinning Initiative” aimed to bring together the brightest minds from the EU and India in order to develop ideas on how...

    Start/End: 2015 - 2016
  • The EU, Regional Conflicts and the Promotion of Regional Cooperation: A Successful Strategy for a Global Challenge?

    This research aims to answer the question: "to what extent and under what conditions does the promotion of regional integration contribute to the positive transformation of regional conflicts?"....

    Start/End: 2013 - 2014