Middle East and Central Asia

Middle East and Central Asia
  • Research team:
    • Isabel David
    • Marcos Farias Ferreira
    • Paulo Duarte
    • Maria Regina Mongiardim
    • Tiago Ferreira Lopes
     

     

Divided into three main lines – Geopolitical and Geostrategic Relations in Middle East, Turkey and the Turkish-speaking World and Post-Soviet Space – the research group studying Middle East and Central Asia seeks to analyse regional dynamics established in this geographical area. By means of a multidisciplinary research, this group analyses the regional situation, outlining prospective scenarios defined by the development of international relations itself.     

 

Themes:

  • Geopolitic and geostrategic relations in the Middle East;
  • Turkey and the Turkish world.

 

Projects underway:

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Daxiyangguo – Portuguese Journal of Asian Studies

Asian Press Review Headlines

  • Friday, 21 February 2020 China

     
    Peking University academic He Weifang says ‘people live in distress and the government in mendacity’ because of the lack of press freedom. Legal specialist’s plea – handwritten to bypass censors – questioned why it had taken more than a month for Xi Jinping’s apparent call for disease control efforts to be reported

     

  • Friday, 07 February 2020 Camboja


    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that the Kingdom’s projected economic growth of 6.5 per cent will be hit hard by the Coronavirus outbreak, and not because of the EU’s partial withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) scheme.

     

  • Friday, 07 February 2020 Israel

     
    Although there was initially greater potential for the trial to open before the March 2 elections, it eventually became clear that the court wanted the trial opening postponed until after elections.

     

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