Skip to content


My main research interest is in relations between China and big powers, as well as the security and political aspects of trade.

My PhD focuses on why China and the EU – despite distance and major differences in culture and regime – have built a relationship that is much less crisis driven and much more institutionalised than the US-China relationship. The analyses of both the bilateral and the multilateral aspects of their kinship allows the comparison of their interaction in a private and public setting. This is crucial to this specific relationship considering the security and cultural links that tie the EU to the US, China’ s main competitor.

In 2014 I have also written two pieces for the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) for which I worked as a junior analyst. One on the Chinese Silk Road project, and another co-authored on China’s reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.