ELIAMEP (Hellenic Institute for European and Foreign Policy)* recenty announced it will launch an Asian Studies Programme, coordinated by its Director General Dr Thanos Dokos and Dr George Tzogopoulos. Taking into account the shift of the US interest from the Middle East to the Asian Continent and the economic and political rise of China, the research program aims at contributing to a better understanding of politics and international relations in Asia as well as to an assessement of the strategy of the important players. The main activities of ELIAMEP Asian Studies Programme will be the publication of relevant papers and the organisation of debates to facilitate public dialogue.
- George Tzogopoulos, ‘Sino-American Relations under Trump’, CIFE, January 2017
- George Tzogopoulos, ‘Greece: Perspectives on Eurasian Integration’, chapter in the book Absorb and conquer: An EU approach to Russian and Chinese integration in Eurasia, ECFR, June 2016
- George Tzogopoulos, ‘From China to Greece – on track for the New Silk Road – Whither Sino-Greek relations?’ , CIFE, March 2016
- George Tzogopoulos, ‘China and Juncker’s Investment Plan’, ELIAMEP Briefing Note, Ν
- George Tzogopoulos, ‘The Piraeus Port and Sino-Greek Relations’, ELIAMEP Briefing Note, Ν
- Thanos Dokos, ‘The Geopolitical Implications of Sino-Greek Relations’, Clingendael Institute, May 2013
In view of the launch of its Asian Studies Programme, ELIAMEP has already participated the following events:
- Roundatble Discussion with a delegation from Pacific Consulting Group, 9 December 2016
- Roundatable Discussion with a delegation from China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), 2 June 2016
- Roundtable Discussion with the Ambassador of Australia to Greece, John Griffin, ‘Why Asia is of growing importance for Europe’, 31 May 2016
- Roundtable Discussion with Professor Τomonori Yoskikazi (The National Institute for Defense), ‘Japan’s foreign policy’, 30 May 2016
- Roundtable Discussion with Dr. YenChen–shen (Institute of International Relations), ‘Taiwan’s political situation’, 14 May 2016
- Roundtable Discussion with Dr Frans-Paul van der Putten (Clingendael Institute): ‘The New Silk Road and Greece’s role’ 4 April 2016
- Public Discussion:‘The New Silk Road and China’s foreign policy’, 30 March 2016
- Public Discussion:‘Maritime Security – Differences between Europe and Asia’, 15 January 2016.
- Roundtable Discussion: ‘Security Issues in Europe’s Southern Neighborhood and in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis’, 30 November 2015
ELIAMEP has also paticipated in the first ‘EU-China Think Thank Dialogue’, which took place in Beijing on 6 and 7 April 2016. It has also participated in ‘New Med’ research network launched by Ιstituto Affari Internazionali. In collaboration with Torino World Affairs Institute they co-organised the conference:‘China in the Mediterranean’in Torino in 17 and 18 February 2016.
*ELIAMEP was founded in 1988 with the aim to serve as a place for research and training, as well as a forum for open dialogue and deliberation on topical matters of European and foreign policy. Eliamep conducts research on topics pertaining to European integration, the future of Europe and international relations with special emphasis on security, transatlantic relations, migration, energy security, relations between the EU and Asia, human rights, good governance and climate change issues. Its geographical areas of interest include the wider Southeast European, Black Sea, Mediterranean and Middle East regions.