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Nicola Casarini

Associate fellow

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.


Asia Pacific region

In the media

  • NYT - Casarini: "The dollar is the dominant global currency and doesn’t seem to be waning"

    22 February 2019
  • China-US Focus - Casarini: European Connectivity and the US-China Relationship

    26 September 2018
  • Borderlex - Casarini: Italy’s new government risks undermining EU unity on trade and investment

    25 July 2018