Dr Alessandro Arduino is the Co-Director of the Security & Crisis Management programme at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science (SASS-UNITO).
Alessandro's two decades of experience in China encompasses security analysis and crisis management. His main research interests include China’s political economy; Sino-Central Asia relations; sovereign wealth funds; private security corporations; and China’s security and foreign policy.
He is the author of several books and has published papers and commentaries in various journals in Italian, English and Chinese languages, including China Weekly, ECRAN Europe China Research and Advisory network, EAST Europe Asia Strategies, The Counter Terrorism Magazine, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of World Economy and Politics (IWEP), Mondo Chinese, Orizzonte Cina T.wai, International Affairs Institute (IAI) and Italian Financial Police (GdF).
He has been appointed Knight of the Order of the Italian Star by the President of the Italian Republic.