Jordi Quero, Researcher, CIDOB
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.
Jordi Quero, Researcher, CIDOB
Francesc Fàbregues y Oriol Farrés, gestores de proyectos, CIDOB (coord.)
Lourdes Casanova, Director, and Anne Miroux, Faculty Fellow, Emerging Markets Institute, Cornell University
Alan Riley, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Statecraft, London
Nicolás de Pedro,Research Fellow, CIDOB; Sergey Sukhankin, Associate Expert, ICPS; Panagiota Manol and Theodoros Tsakiris, Research Fellows, ELIAMEP
Jordi Quero Arias, Researcher, CIDOB
Sean Golden, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB
Irene Martínez Fernández, Researcher, CIDOB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water management in the Central Asia region was the subject of the workshop held at the CIDOB Foundation on 23 January, within the framework of the Observatory on Central Asia, a joint initiative set up by the Elcano Royal Institute, Casa Asia and CIDOB.
An event was held at the CIDOB Foundation to pay tribute to the ambassador and diplomat Delfí Colomé; among those attending were the Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Ángel Moratinos and the Spanish Ambassador to Andorra, Eugeni Bregolat.
Casa Asia, the Royal Elcano Institute and the CIDOB Foundation set up the Observatory on Central Asia (OAC).
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.
The Uzbekistan Initiative was launched in early 2014 by the Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University and CIDOB.
Evroseeds is a programme devised by CIDOB to host visiting fellows from the post-Soviet space.