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.