Power shift in East Asia: Soft Power Analyses

The research project Power Shift in East Asia is a collaboration between the Swedish Defence University and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

The project is led by Professor Linus Hagström, Swedish Defence University (principal investigator) and Dr. Mikael Weissmann, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (co-investigator).

The project builds on extensive previous research on power and identity in East Asia, which includes the publication of two special issues on the East Asian Power Shift (2014) and Identity Politics in Japan's International Relations (2015) as well as a number of articles.

Ansvarig institution

Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap


The Swedish Institute of International Affairs


Core funder is the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (Grant no 2013.0162). Funding has also been received from the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Grant no F16-1086:1), Japan Foundation (Grant no 10108408) and the Swedish Defence University.



Publicerad 2020-12-17 Uppdaterad 2021-09-23