Nicola Casarini




  • 2009. Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2023. Europe and China: Understanding the rise and fall of a most consequential relationship (major academic press)

Edited volumes (books) 

  • 2022. Routledge Handbook of Europe-Korea Relations, London: Routledge (with Antonio Fiori, Nam-Kook Kim, Jae-Seung Lee, Ramon Pacheco Pardo).
  • 2021. EU-Korea Security Relations, London: Routledge.
  • 2017. Moving Forward EU-India Relations, Rome: Nuova Cultura (with Stefania Benaglia and Sameer Patil).
  • 2017. Promoting Security Cooperation and Trust Building in Northeast Asia: The Role of the EU, Rome: Nuova Cultura.
  • 2013. Brussels-Beijing: changing the game?, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies
  • 2007. European Foreign Policy in an Evolving International System, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan (with Costanza Musu).


Articles in peer reviewed journals:

Guest edited journal special issues


  • 2022. ‘Italy’, in Coercion, Capture, and Censorship: Case Studies on the CCP’s Quest for Global Influence, Washington D.C.: International Republican Institute, September, pp. 28-48.
  • 2021. ‘Assessing Europe’s Perspectives on the South China Sea’, in Leszek Buszynski and Do Thanh Hai (eds.), Maritime Issues and Regional Order in the Indo-Pacific, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 103-117.
  • 2021. ‘Non-proliferation in EU-Asia security relations’ (with Michito Tsuruoka), in Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner, See Seng Tan (eds), The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Partners, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 95-113.
  • 2021. ‘Rising to the challenge: Promoting Brussels-Beijing economic relations while fostering a transatlantic dialogue on China’, in Elvire Fabry and Sylvie Bermann (eds.), Building Europe’s strategic autonomy vis-à-vis China, Paris: Jacques Delors Institute, pp. 39-48.
  • 2021. ‘EU–Korea security relations in the context of EU security policy in East Asia’, in Nicola Casarini (ed.), EU-Korea Security Relations, London: Routledge, pp. 14-32.
  • 2018. ‘Southeast Asia’s Security Dilemma–How the West is Responding’, in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Southeast Asia, London: LSE IDEAS, October, pp. 26-30.
  • 2018. ‘Non-proliferation in EU–Japan security relations’ (with Michito Tsuruoka), in Emil J. Kirchner and Han Dorussen (eds.), EU-Japan Security Cooperation, London: Routledge, pp. 56-73.
  • ‘Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: Potential and Limits of EU-India Cooperation’, in Nicola Casarini, Stefania Benaglia and Sameer Patil (eds.), Moving Forward EU-India Relations, Roma: Nuova Cultura, pp. 21-38.
  • OBOR and Italy’. In: Frans-Paul van der Putten et al. (eds.), Europe and China’s New Silk Roads, The Hague: European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) and Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, December, pp. 38-40.
  • 2016. ‘Aims versus deeds: EU-China Cooperation in nuclear non-proliferation’ (with Xinning Song), in Emil Kirchner, Thomas Christiansen and Han Dorussen (eds.), EU-China Security Cooperation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 63-80.
  • 2015. ‘The role of think tanks in China’, in Kerry Brown (ed.), The EU-China Relationship: European Perspectives, London: World Scientific, pp. 88-97.
  • 2015. ‘Italy and China: Investing in each other’, in: Mikko Huotari et al. (eds.), Mapping Europe-China Relations. A Bottom-Up Approach, Berlin: European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) and Mercator Institute for China Studies, October, pp. 46-50.
  • 2014. ‘Il pivot asiatico di Pechino’, in Aspenia, n. 63, pp. 74-81.
  • 2013. ‘The securitization of EU-Asia relations in the post-Cold War era’, in Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner, Philomena Murray (eds.), Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 181-197.
  • 2012. ‘EU-Asia interdependence at a time of crisis’, in: Justyna Szczudlik and Artur Gradziuk (eds.), Japan and the European Union: Challenges and Cooperation in Times of Crisis, Warsaw: Polish Institute of International Affairs, pp. 83-94.
  • 2012. ‘The EU and China: Investing in a troubled partnership’. In: Giovanni Grevi and Thomas Renard (eds.), Partners in Crisis: EU Strategic Partnerships and the Global Economic Downturn, Madrid: FRIDE-Academia Press, pp. 23-32.
  • 2012. The EU’s approach to China: Implications for transatlantic relations’. In: Patrik Pawlak (ed.), Look East, Act East: Transatlantic Agendas in the Asia Pacific, Paris: EUISS, Report No. 13, December, pp. 59-65.
  • 2010. ‘The Rise and Fall of EU-China Relations in Space and Defence Technology’, in: Frans-Paul van der Putten and Chu Shulong (eds.), China, Europe and International Security, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 63-80.
  • 2010. ‘EU-China relations in science and technology’. In: Stars and Dragons: The EU and China, House of Lords European Union Committee 7th Report of Session 2009–10. Vol. II: Written Evidence, London: The Stationery Office, March, pp. 241-245.
  • 2008. ‘Europa e Cina nello spazio’, in Aspenia, n. 41, pp. 207-212.
  • 2007. ‘EU-China Cooperation in Science and Technology’. In: Peter Ludlow (ed.), The EU and China, Ponte de Lima: European Strategy Forum, 2007, pp. 50-71.
  • 2007. ‘The Making of the European Union’s Strategy towards Asia’, in: Nicola Casarini and Costanza Musu (eds.), European Foreign Policy in an Evolving International System: The Road towards Convergence, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 346-361.

Policy Papers