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The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) provides a focus for interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia at the University of Nottingham. Our interdisciplinary research and teaching are informed by the members of IAPS' long-standing engagement with the region.
IAPS researchers have expertise across Asia, and details of the specific regional expertise can be accessed, both below, by geographical area, but also via our pan-Asia research themes. Trying to find an expert on Asia? View the Asia Intelligence Unit. Want to read new content on Asia? Subscribe to our social media channels.
Whither a Foreign Policy of Hindutva?Will Prime Minister Modi be able to maintain a consistently globalist vision as global partnerships fade? Or will the darker instincts of his constituency redirect Indian foreign policy in other directions?
Xi Jinping’s Family ValuesWritten by Derek Hird. Xi Jinping has been variously termed an ‘alpha male’ in (and out of) a bromance with Donald Trump; a macho, Putin-like aggressor covetous of neighbouring territories; and one of several national leaders exhibiting chauvinistic ‘straight-man cancer’ (zhinan ai). Yet few column inches have been […]
The Rise of Barelvi Extremism in PakistanAfter losing more than 60,000 lives and one billion dollars in the war war against extremism and terrorism, the state of Pakistan, its institutions and NAP are still not seriously countering the plague of extremism disseminated by the Labaik and its followers.
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