Nationalism and Territoriality
Many of the emerging powers in Asia are large multi-ethnic countries with conflicts driven by competing nationalisms and differing conceptions of territory and sovereignty. Conflicts in Tibet, Kashmir and Chechnya, for example, remain unresolved and contribute to significant domestic and international tensions. Key questions include understanding the roots of these conflicts and how religion, history, territoriality, militarisation and resistance have led to continued confrontation.
EPP has an ongoing project that focuses on understanding the competing nationalisms and majority-minority relations in China, India, Russia and Iran. This involves examining the contested sovereignties and politics of identities in these regions and the nature of inter-state disputes over territories and borders.