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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.

My book “Protecting China’s Interests Overseas: Securitization and Foreign Policy” was published by Oxford University Press in early 2021.

At SIRPA, the subjects that I teach include foreign policy analysis, Chinese diplomacy, as well as academic publishing.