The Northeast Asia Project at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) launched in 2007 and the project has been among our highest priorities. The project has conducted a number of research projects focusing on the issues of conflict, international relations and regional cooperation among countries in Northeast Asia. The projects include specific issues of interest, such as the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan Straits and contemporary issues relating to military development, the economy, energy, environment, and human security of the Northeast Asian region.
Since 2007, the project on Northeast Asia has strengthened cooperation and expanded its contact network in the region and the long-term objective is to enhance and develop intra- and inter-regional contacts between the European institutes, and Europe and Northeast Asia. Our excellent contacts with some of the more influential think-tanks in Chinese politics today give a unique insight into the Chinese policy of tomorrow. Together with CICIR we will continue cooperation on Chinese foreign policy and conflict management through holding conferences and seminars as well as exchanging guest researchers, dealing with China's relations with its near abroad, Russia, Europe, USA, Japan, and Africa. Regarding Keio University in Japan and ISDP, the cooperation through joint events will continue with the next major conferences related to Sino-Japanese relations. Meanwhile, our contacts with some of the more influential think-tanks both in North and South Korea give a unique position in fulfilling an academic research, as well as political role. ISDP has agreements about academic exchange with the Institute for Disarmament and Peace (IDP) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA) in South Korea, and with the Center for EU Studies at Seoul National University.
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