Mathieu Duchâtel

Mathieu Duchâtel is a Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia and China Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Based in the Paris office of the ECFR, he works on Asian security, with a focus on maritime affairs, the Korean peninsula, China’s foreign policy, and E.U.-China relations.

Before joining ECFR in 2015, he was a Senior Researcher and the Representative in Beijing of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute from 2011 to 2015, a Research Fellow with Asia Centre in Paris from 2007 to 2011, and an Associate Researcher based in Taipei with Asia Centre from 2004 to 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, Paris). Duchâtel has spent a total of nine years in Shanghai at Fudan University, Taipei at National Chengchi University, and Beijing, and he has been a visiting scholar at the School of International Studies at Peking University in 2011-2012 and at the Japan Institute of International Affairs in 2015. His latest co-authored book, China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad was published in the Adelphi collection by IISS and Routledge in 2015.

Last Updated: September 7, 2016

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