Guía docente


Rubén Campos 
Coordinador de programas en el Club de Madrid.


T.1 Introduction: Asia Pacific as an emerging actor in the 21st Century  

  • Historical relevance of the Asia Pacific Region  Indian and China as two new super powers.  
  • Heterogeneity of Asia Pacific  Geopolitical implications of the re-emergence of the region.  


T.2.  South Asia  

  • Key elements to understand the region: geographical, identity, religion, culture.  
  • The colonial experience and the partition.  
  • India and Pakistan as independent countries during the Cold War.  


T.3. South Asia II  India and Pakistan in the 21st Century  

  • National Political Developments in India and Pakistan.  
  • Narendra Modi’s politics and analysis about India’s future.  


T.4/5. China I and II              

  • Historical perspective of the rising of Popular Republic of China.              
  • Internal dynamics, national challenges, the Xi Presidency.              
  • Geopolitical position of China. The Belt and the Road strategy.  


T.6. South East Asia I  Introduction to the region: diversity and interdependence              

  • Decolonization and process of national construction.  
  • The regional development and the significance of ASEAN.  
  • The economic miracle of the Asian Tigers.


T.7. South East Asia II  

  • National analysis of South East Asian countries: the triumph of Soft Authoritarianism.  
  • Islam in Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia.              
  • Myanmar and the paradox of Aung San Suu Kyi.  


T.8-9. Central Asia  

  • The historical background and the Soviet years.  
  • The difficult path from independence to sovereignty  Kyrgyzstan, the challenges of the democratic example of the region.  


T.10. Japan and the Korean Peninsula  

  • The Meiji Years: from isolation to imperialism.  
  • The Post War experience: economic resurgence and democracy.              
  • National politics and regional challenges.  


T.11.  Japan and the Korean Peninsula  

  • The Korean War and the partition.  
  • The different paths of the two Koreas.  
  • Current nuclear proliferation risks.