Research

2023 Research and Study

Project Title:

The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia: Understanding the Reality of Great Power-led Connectivity Strategies and Regional Order Restructuring in an Era of Competition among Nations

Duration:

From April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026

Summary:

While the influence of the United States is declining, Russia, India, and China are expanding their influence in the Middle East/Eurasia, which extends from Asia, including the Middle East, to Europe, and competition among nations is becoming increasingly fierce. Based on this understanding of the situation, this project aims to elucidate the reality of great power-led connectivity strategies and regional order restructuring in the Middle East/Eurasia through research on the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and regional-led diplomacy in the Middle East, and to propose a role for Japan in the region as it works to formulate a rules-based order.

Members:

Project Manager

Akitaka Saiki

President, Middle East Institute of Japan (MEIJ)

Deputy Project Manager

Kiyoshi Asako

Vice President, MEIJ

Unit Chief

Kenta Aoki

Executive Research Fellow, MEIJ

Member

Ryohei Kasai

Visiting Associate Professor, Center for South Asian Studies, Gifu Women's University/Director, Japan-India Association

Member

Mizuki Chuman

Senior Researcher, Japan Association for Trade with Russia & NIS (ROTOBO)

Member

Hisae Nakanishi

Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University

Member

Masaki Mizobuchi

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Meijigakuin University

Member

Emi Mifune

Professor, Faculty of Law, Komazawa University

Member

Mayu Kaneko

Secretary General and Senior Research Fellow, MEIJ

Member

Kenichiro Takao

Executive Research Fellow, MEIJ

Member

Masahide Takahashi

Senior Research Fellow, MEIJ

report:

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Commentary2024/06/17
NEWThe International North–South Transport Corridor in the Context of the Middle East and Eurasia and the Belt and Road Initiative as “Great Power Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era”
Reports of research groups2024/06/07
5.24 The 5th Workshop on “The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia”
Commentary2024/05/01
How to Connect to “Near Yet Far” Central Asia: India’s Central Asia Policy and Connectivity Options through the Middle East
Dissemination of results2024/04/26
Project Progress Report 2023
Reports on overseas research2024/04/10
2024.02 Field Trip to Azerbaijan
Reports of research groups2024/03/21
3.15 The 4th Workshop on “The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia”
Reports on overseas research2024/03/19
2024.03 Field trip to Qatar
Commentary2024/03/18
Diversification of Iran’s Diplomacy and its Connectivity Strategies: Focusing on Chabahar Port and the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)
Reports on overseas research2024/03/18
2024.02 Field trip to Saudi Arabia
Reports of research groups2023/12/22
12.20 The 3rd Workshop on “The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia”
Commentary2023/11/22
International North-South Transportation Corridor and Russia-NIS: Growing Interest in and Importance of War and Sanctions
Reports on overseas research2023/11/16
2023.08 Field trip to Türkiye
Reports on overseas research2023/09/28
2023.08 Field trip to Iran
Reports on overseas research2023/09/28
2023.08 Field trip to India
Commentary2023/09/19
What is the Abraham Accords: Israel and Jews for UAE and Bahrain
Reports of research groups2023/09/11
9.8 The 2nd Workshop on “The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia”
Commentary2023/07/10
Understanding Middle East’s "Tectonic Shift": Strategic Retreat of the US and the Emerging Middle East-led Diplomacy
Reports of research groups2023/06/08
5.30 The 1st Workshop on “The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia”
Project-related information2023/06/08
Launch of “The Role of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Middle East/Eurasia”


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