Experts & Staff

Mathieu Duchâtel

ECFR Alumni · Deputy Director, Asia and China Programme
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

North East Asia, Chinese foreign policy, Asian maritime security, Korean peninsula, Taiwan and cross-strait relations


English, French, Chinese, basic Japanese


Dr. Mathieu Duchâtel is Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia and China Programme at the European Council of Foreign Relations. 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 EU-China relations.

Before joining ECFR in November 2015, he was Senior Researcher and the Representative in Beijing of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2011-2015), Research Fellow with Asia Centre in Paris (2007-2011) and Associate Researcher based in Taipei with Asia Centre (2004-2007). He holds a Ph.D in political science from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, Paris). He has spent a total of nine years in Shanghai (Fudan University), Taipei (National Chengchi University) and Beijing and has been visiting scholar at the School of International Studies of Peking University in 2011/2012 and 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.



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