Nicola Casarini

Senior fellow
Asia Pacific region

Nicola Casarini (PhD, LSE) is Senior Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. He is a non-resident Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington DC. Prior to this, he held positions at the Wilson Center in Washington DC, at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris; at Bocconi University in Milan; at the European University Institute in Florence; and at the London School of Economics (LSE).

His research interests focus on the interplay between foreign policy, security studies and regional integration. He has published widely on: EU-China and EU-East Asia relations; Chinese foreign policy; East Asia's security; and transatlantic relations. He is the author of the monograph: Remaking Global Order. The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009); editor of the volume: Brussels-Beijing: changing the game? (Paris, EUISS, 2013) and co-editor of the volume: European Foreign Policy in an Evolving International System. The Road towards Convergence (Basingstoke and New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2007). He is currently working on a book comparing US and EU approaches to the Asia-Pacific.

His work has appeared - through op-eds, interviews and citations - in (among the others): TIME Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Euronews, Xinhua, Project Syndicate, The Diplomat, Asia Times, China Daily, The Japan Times, The Korea Herald, Taipei Times, The Straits Times, South China Morning Post, Le Monde, Deutsche Welle, Il Sole 24 Ore.

Nicola is the founder and director of, a global consultancy platform.

Rome-Beijing: Changing the Game

Nicola Casarini
Rome, IAI, March 2019, 16 p.
In: IAI Papers

Political values in Italy's China policy: A "constructive approach"

Nicola Casarini, Lorenzo Mariani, Fabio Angiolillo
in Tim Nicholas Rühlig et al. (eds), Political values in Europe-China relations. A Report by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), Stockholm, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, December 2018, p. 51-53
In: Other papers/articles

Beijing's Ambitions in the South China Sea: How Should Europe Respond?

Nicola Casarini
Roma, IAI, April 2018, 4 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

Australia and the EU in the Indo-Pacific: Is Cooperation towards a Rules-Based Order Possible?

Milena Selivanov, Nicola Casarini
Roma, IAI, March 2018, 4 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

Tales from a Post-Dollar World

Nicola Casarini
p. 172-176
In: The International Spectator

Security Challenges in East Asia: A European Perspective

Nicola Casarini
in RIPS Policy Perspectives, No. 26 (March 2018), p. 21-29
In: Other papers/articles

Chinese Investments in Italy: Changing the Game?

Nicola Casarini
in John Seaman, Mikko Huotari, Miguel Otero-Iglesias (eds.), Chinese Investment in Europe: A Country-level Approach. A Report by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), Paris, French Institute of International Relations, December 2017, p. 81-86
In: Other papers/articles

OrizzonteCina, vol. 8, n. 3, maggio-giugno 2017

Nicola Casarini
Roma, IAI ; Torino, T.wai, June 2017, 15 p.
In: OrizzonteCina

Promoting Security Cooperation and Trust Building in Northeast Asia. The Role of the European Union

Nicola Casarini,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, July 2017, 221 p.
In: Books

OrizzonteCina, vol. 8, n. 2, marzo-aprile 2017

Nicola Casarini
Roma, IAI ; Torino, T.wai, April 2017, 20 p.
In: OrizzonteCina