The growth of China and India is shifting the balance of power towards Asia.
In a few decades we may be facing an international power system in which China has emerged as a new superpower with the capacity to use military force outside the region. The Centre for Asian Security Studies analyses these developments and what they could mean for Norway and Europe.
While learning more about Europe’s role in an Asia-centred world is important to Norwegian security policy, Russia’s policy on Asia and reactions to Chinese growth constitute a separate priority area given Russia’s proximity to Norway.
In light of China’s growth, the Centre also analyses the evolution of regional security mechanisms in Asia. One of the important elements here is the six-party talks involving China, South Korea, North Korea, the United States, Russia and Japan on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.
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Military developments in Asia
In the study of strategic culture and military strategic thinking, doctrinal development and military transformation processes, we place particular emphasis on China and India.
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Naval powerIn the new multipolar structure, naval power is re-emerging as an important element in geopolitical rivalries, especially in the relationship between existing and potential maritime powers such as the US, Russia, China and India.
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