CIDOB assumes that the continent of Asia is a key to the analysis of what is and could be the 21st century. In accordance with this, it encourages the creation of thought through teaching, actively sponsoring multi-disciplinary research, organising seminars and debate workshops, and periodically bringing together prominent representatives of the economic, academic and political worlds who are interested in strengthening relations with Asia.

Due to its great influence on the configuration of the international system, special attention must be given to the dynamics of regional co-operation currently in progress and the evolution of the emerging Asian powers, fundamentally China and India, without forgetting the importance of Central Asia for achieving a stable, prosperous Eurasian whole. On the other hand, with the aim of arriving at closer relations with Asia, particular attention is paid to the Asian communities established in Western Europe and the opportunities, with respect to Asia, that can stem from the privileged relationships Spain enjoys with Latin America.

NEW - Feb 28, 2014

Uzbekistan Initiative

CIDOB is pleased to announce the launching of the Uzbekistan Initiative. This research project is jointly developed with the Central Asia Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. The Uzbekistan Initiative will explore the upcoming challenges and scenarios for Uzbekistan and their impact in the regional and international context.

NEW - Dec 12, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan after 2014: The Role of Regional Powers

On 7 December 2012, policy makers, regional experts and journalists gathered in Brussels to participate in the debate Afghanistan and Pakistan after 2014: The role of regional powers, hosted by CIDOB and the Security and Defence Agenda (SDA). The debate was moderated by Dr. Emma Hooper, Project Director of The Sources of Tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan: A Regional Perspective Project and Senior Research Fellow Associate at CIDOB.

NEW - Nov 13, 2012

ISMU Project visit to CIDOB

On 9 November 2012 CIDOB hosted a delegation of high representatives of Universities and Ministries of Education from the Central Asia countries within the framework of the TEMPUS-ISMU (Institute for Strategic Management of Universities) programme coordinated by the UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

NEW - May 22, 2012

The rise of China and India: implications for the world-economy?

CIDOB and Casa Asia organize, On May 17 CIDOB a lecture by Ravi Palat, professor at State University of New York at Binghamton and senior visitant researcher at CIDOB. The event is moderated by Jordi Vaquer, director of CIDOB and Rafael Bueno, director of Politics and Society at Casa Asia.

NEW - Dec 18, 2009

Central Asia's new identity is based upon a hybrid, moderate Islam

On 1 December, a debate workshop was held at CIDOB titled “Islam and Democracy in Central Asia”, and which brought some of the main Spanish specialists on the region in question together with leading experts on Central Asia from Uzbekistan, Kirgistan and Kazakhstan. The event took place within the framework of the Observatory on Central Asia, a joint project organised by CIDOB, Casa Asia and the Royal Elcano Institute.



    Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: Regional Perspectives

    The Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: Regional Perspectives policy research project (2011-2014*) explores the main sources of tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan and regional actors’ roles in relation to these.

  • Uzbekistan Initiative

    Uzbekistan Initiative

    Many voices, one country

    The Uzbekistan Initiative was launched in early 2014 by the Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University and CIDOB.



    Sowing for pluralistic societies

    Evroseeds is a programme devised by CIDOB to host visiting fellows from the post-Soviet space.