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.

Between "America First" and the "Chinese Dream"

Nicola Casarini, Lorenzo Mariani,
Rome, IAI, July 2019, 28 p.
In: Documenti IAI

US-China Trade War: Why the EU Should Take Sides and Favour the Rules-based Order

Nicola Casarini
Rome, IAI, July 2019, 5 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

Come gestire la Cina (o esserne gestiti)

Nicola Casarini
in Aspenia, a. 24, n. 85 (giugno 2019), p. 167-177
In: Other papers/articles

Giappone ed Unione Europea sempre più vicine

Nicola Casarini
in Francesco Brunello Zanitti (ed), Strategie in atto in Asia orientale dopo l’accordo di libero scambio tra il Giappone e l’Unione Europea, Rome, Nuova Cultura, 2019, p. 83-90
In: Other papers/articles

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