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Asia Trends #2 – Autumn 2017 – Disaster Risk Management in Asia


Table of contents

– Editorial –


Disaster Resilience in ASEAN: Looking Back and Looking Forward (Eula Bianca Villar)

From Unruly Subjects to Influential Stakeholders: the Changing Role of Companies in India’s Environmental Governance (Damien Krichewsky)

La Chine et les défis de l’adaptation aux caprices de la nature (Giulia C. Romano)

– Local Analyses –


Un prélude à une crise? Tensions et incertitudes dans le détroit de Taiwan (Yves-Heng Lim)

Cybersécurité et censure de l’internet en Chine à la veille du 19e Congrès du PCC: le contrôle pour la sécurité ou la sécurité pour le contrôle (Margot De Groot Van Embden et Camille Liffran)


Débat autour des relations entre les médias et le monde politique (Jean-François Heimburger)

Avant son rebond électoral, Shinzo Abe face à l’usure du pouvoir (Jean-Yves Colin)


South Korea’s North Korea Policy: Where is Moon’s North Korea Policy Going? (Sulmi Park)


Timor-Leste; Après les élections générales de 2017, le nouveau gouvernement attendu sur des avancées socio-économiques (Christine Cabasset)

Aung San Suu Kyi: premiers pas décevants? (Renaud Egreteau)


Cow Vigilantism in Rajasthan: Determinants and Dynamics (Vinay Kaura)

Les menaces de radicalisation au Bangladesh (Charza Shahabuddin)


Banglasdesh: démocratie de façade, dérives autoriraires et droits de l’homme en berne (Nordine Drici)

North Korea and Nuclear Weapons Entering the New Era of Deterrence (Review by Kimberley Le Pape)

Natural disasters have increasingly affected Asia over the last decades. As the most populated region in the world, Asia is facing significant challenges in managing environmental degradation and in adapting to climate change. According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), South and East Asia are the regions most affected. In 2016, 574 hazards were reported such as landslides in China, earthquakes in the Philippines, Bali’s volcanic earthquakes, Typhoon Haito, Japan’s tsunami, torrential rains in North-East China, floods in Thailand, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, cyclones in Myanmar, El Nino’s induced drought in Vietnam and Cambodia. More than 108 million people have been affected, and 24.2 million new displacements were registered in 2016. The majority of them (97%) were either weather or climate-related events, and took place in high-risk environments characterised by low coping capacity, high levels of socioeconomic vulnerability, and high exposure to natural and human-made hazards.