Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa


CIDOB incorporates the dynamics of other regions of the world into its analysis. These include the Asia-Pacific area, and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel.

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.


    CAScading Climate risks: towards ADaptive and resilient European Societies

    CASCADES analyzes the impact of climate change on livelihoods, economies and political systems outside Europe, the implications of such impact for Europe and what European foreign policy could do to mitigate associated risks.

  • The Pakistani diaspora to Barcelona

    Journalistic project to break stereotypes, fight against racism and highlight the contribution of the community of Pakistani origin to Barcelona.