The Director

Prof. Chen Mu-min

Professor @ Graduate Institute of International Politics (GIIP), National Chung Hsing University

Ours is the only research institute among Taiwan’s universities committed to studies of contemporary issues of South Asian and Middle Eastern States, and our website is the only English web-page posting updated analyses on politics, economics, and sociology of both regions.

We wish to improve Taiwan’s knowledge of the regions to introduce new beneficial policies or complement the existing ones for the country’s legislative party.”

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Sahand Faez

Associate Editor

He received a PhD in Econometrics and Development Economics from the University of Mazandaran, Iran in 2018. His main focus was on human rights in the labour market by studying the concept of Decent Work. At the moment he is pursuing a PhD in International Relations at GIIP, NCHU.

His area of interest is international relations of the Middle East and its effects on human rights in the region.

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Naina Singh

Associate Editor/ Administrative Assistant

She is a PhD Candidate at GIIP, NCHU. Previously, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She has completed her MPhil in International Organizations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Masters from South Asian University, New Delhi.

Her research interests include International Relations of South Asia, China’s provincial diplomacy (Yunnan), regional and sub-regional arrangements (Asia) and environment governance.


Yu-Hsuan Chang

Non-Resident Research Fellow

He has been a commentary writer and journalist on the Middle Eastern politics for several media outlets, including BBC Chinese, Mirror media, Initium media and papers media.

His research focuses on Iran, the gulf and levant.