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I am a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) working on China's foreign and technology policy, EU-China relations, the politicization of technical standardization, and Hong Kong affairs. Thanks a lot for your interest in my work. You can also find and follow me on Twitter.
Out now: European Public United on China: selective cooperation in spite of negative perceptions - first CHERN Policy Paper
In my new paper with Richard Turcsanyi , Una Bērziņa-Čerenkova and Jelena Gledic we find from a poll on China in 10 European countries that Europeans are skeptical of the PRC but continue to prefer selective cooperation.
Sweden’s corona trauma – a story of blind faith
Sweden’s corona policy receives international attention. Sweden is either seen as a model or a disaster. Yet, the Swedish “corona trauma” painfully uncovers the consequences if a democracy lacks a critical civil society.
Out now: "China, Europe and the New Power Competition over Technical Standards"
Technical standards, long treated as a non-political issue of private self-regulation, has recently been discussed as a subject of geoeconomic rivalry. This paper explores how technical standards translate into state power.
Out now: Hong Kong: The End of the City of Protest?
The journal “Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations” has published my latest piece on Hong Kong politics, entitled “Hong Kong: The End of the City of Protest?” in its December 2020 issue.
In the news: standardization, public opinion, Huawei and more
Around the year's turn, news media has covered some of my work ranging from Huawei to standardization, European public opinion of China, technical standardization and more. Here is the latest overview.
Out now: My IFRI paper "Towards a more principled European China policy?"
The EU is realigning its China policy. What role will democracy, human rights and the rule of law play? This new paper unpacks the institutional dynamics within the EU and provides 25 concrete policy recommendations.
Book contract signed with Oxford University Press
I have signed the contract for a new book with Oxford University Press to appear in 2021! The book, entitled "Understanding China's Foreign Policy Contradictions", is based on my PhD research.
What to make of Sweden's exclusion of Huawei and ZTE from its 5G infrastructure?
The Swedish authorities have decided to explicitely ban Huawei from the rollout of the future mobile infrastructure. While falling in line with a growing unease with Chinese technology across Europe Sweden is an outlier.