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Nicola Casarini


Professional affiliation

Senior Research Fellow, Instituto Affari Internazionali, Italy

Wilson Center Projects

US and EU Perspectives on China’s Trade, Financial and Monetary Power: Towards a Common Transatlantic Approach or Divergence?

Full Biography

Nicola Casarini is Senior Fellow Asia at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. Prior to this he was Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva; Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, Washington DC; Senior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris; Marie Curie Research Fellow and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published various books, numerous articles, and papers on Europe-China relations and the transatlantic alliance. Nicola 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 University Press). His work has been cited, and his op-eds have appeared in (among the others): Foreign Affairs, Project Syndicate, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Diplomat, Reuters.

Major Publications

Special Issue on The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Perspectives from the European Union, China, and the United States (Asia Europe Journal)

Construire l’autonomie stratégique de l’Europe face à la Chine (Institut Delors)

Assessing the pros and cons of the EU-China comprehensive agreement on investment: an introduction to the special issue (Asia Europe Journal)

EU–Korea Security Relations (Routledge)

The EU’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea (The Diplomat)

Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States (Oxford University Press)

European Foreign Policy in an Evolving International System: The Road towards Convergence (Palgrave MacMillan)

Rome-Beijing: Changing the Game: Italy's Embrace of China's Connectivity Project, Implications for the EU and the US (IAI Working Paper)

Previous Terms

Global Fellow April 2015-November 2017, "Between Alignment and Competition: Assessing US and EU Pivot to Asia and implications for Transatlantic Relations"