I am an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University. I am also a Non-Resident Research Fellow with the TOChina Hub and the Head of Research for the TOChina Hub’s ChinaMed Project. I am also a member of the Editorial Team of OrizzonteCina.
My research mainly focuses on three main topics: the evolution and diminishing space for the use of military force in international affairs, the strategies adopted by small/medium powers in the context of great power competition, and the foreign policymaking dynamics in non-democratic countries. From an empirical perspective, the focus of my research is on China’s foreign policy and relations with countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
At SIRPA, the subjects that I teach include foreign policy analysis, Chinese diplomacy, as well as academic publishing.
I am also a reviewer for International Security, International Affairs, International Studies Quarterly, Asia Policy, Asian Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Politics, The International Spectator, Italian Political Science Review, Armed Forces & Society. I also review book manuscripts for Oxford University Press and Columbia University Press.