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Nicola Casarini

Associate fellow

Nicola Casarini (PhD, LSE) is associate fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington DC. He has held positions at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, 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 and Political Science. Since 2004, he has visited regularly and spent research periods in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

His research interests focus on the politics and international relations of the Indo-Pacific; Europe’s relations with China and Asian countries; China’s domestic and foreign policy; Transatlantic relations and China/Asia, with particular attention to the US-China-EU strategic triangle. He is the author of the monograph Remaking Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2009), editor of various volumes, including: Brussels-Beijing: changing the game? (EUISS, 2013), Promoting Security Cooperation and Trust Building in Northeast Asia (Nuova Cultura, 2017) and EU-Korea Security Relations (Routledge, 2022), and co-editor of: European Foreign Policy in an Evolving International System (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Moving Forward EU-India Relations (Nuova Cultura, 2017) and The Routledge Handbook of Europe-Korea Relations (2022).

His works are listed on ResearchGate. His CV, including a full list of publications, is available here.

He is a regular contributor to the media. His work has appeared in (among the others): TIME Magazine, Foreign Affairs, Project Syndicate, The New York Times, Reuters, Politico, The National Interest, The Hill, EUobserver, Deutsche Welle, The Diplomat, Asia Times, China Daily, Nikkei Asia.

Nicola is the founding director of, a consultancy incorporated in London.


Asia Pacific region


In the media

  • Nikkei Asia: Growing European preference for China's currency is risky

    12 June 2022
  • Infobae - Casarini: Qué significa el acuerdo entre Estados Unidos, la Unión Europea y el Reino Unido para sancionar juntos a China por primera vez en 31 años

    28 March 2021
  • The Diplomat - Casarini: The EU’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea

    25 March 2021