- Conceptualisation of the Asia-Indo-Pacific region and theoretical perspectives
- Alliances, major power (US-Japan-India-China) relations and strategic competition in the Asia-Indo-Pacific region
- Geostrategic issues of the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula
- Strategy and security in Southeast Asia
- Maritime territorial disputes in the China Seas
- ASEAN-led multilateralism and institution-building
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course emphasises active learning. The teaching method consists of lectures and small group discussions.
The course starts under "code yellow" and will prioritise in-person teaching. Class sessions will be transmitted simultaneously via MSTeams. In case of a change to code "orange" or "red", the teaching mode will be adjusted accordingly.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Oral exam (closed book).
The oral exam will be in-person or online (via MSTeams). This will depend on the situation of the pandemic at that time.
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- E. ATANASSOVA-CORNELIS (2020), “Alignment Cooperation and Regional Security Architecture in the Indo-Pacific”, The International Spectator, 55(1): 18-33;
- S. F. BURGESS and J. BEILSTEIN (2018), “Multilateral Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Paciﬁc Region: Tentative Steps toward a Regional NATO?”, Contemporary Security Policy, 39 (2): 258–79;
- Y.R. KASSIM (ed.) (2017), South China Sea Disputes: Flashpoints, Turning Points and Trajectories, World Scientific;
- I.KIM (2020), “Trump power: Maximum pressure and China’s sanctions enforcement against North Korea”, The Pacific Review, 33 (1): 96-124;
- A. LANKOV (2009), “Why the US will have to accept a nuclear North Korea”, Korean Journal of Defence Analysis, 21(3): 251-264;
- T. F. LIAO, K. HARA and K. WIEGAND (eds.) (2016), The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective, Routledge;
- G. LIN (2016), “Beijing’s new strategies toward a changing Taiwan”, Journal of Contemporary China, 25 (99): 1-15;
- E.S. MEDEIROS (2019), “The changing fundamentals of US-China relations”, The Washington Quarterly, 42 (3): 93-119;
- R. MUKHERJEE (2018), “Japan’s Strategic Outreach to India and the Prospects of a Japan-India Alliance”, International Aﬀairs, 94 (4): 835–59;
- G. ROZMAN (ed.) (2012), East Asian National Identities: Common Roots and Chinese Exceptionalism, Stanford University Press;
- S.N. SMITH (2019), “Harmonizing the periphery: China’s neighborhood strategy under Xi Jinping”, The Pacific Review;
- Ø. TUNSJO (2018), The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics: China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism. Columbia University Press.
- 1. Plan du cours/Course outline 2. PPT/lecture slides (sur le Moodle) 3. dossier de lecture/course reader (disponible via la Duc/available at la Duc).