European Institute for Asian Studies
Alberto Turkstra

Alberto Turkstra

Senior Associate

Mr Alberto Turkstra holds a Master in International Relations from the University of Melbourne and a BSc in Economics and Human Geography from Queen Mary, University of London. During his studies he spent time abroad at the University of California, Berkeley and at the University of Delhi. His masters thesis examined China’s position on the principle of the responsibility to protect (R2P) through its response to the conflicts in Sudan and Libya.

His main research interests include international security, Chinese foreign policy and China-Africa relations.

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“Pakistan and India’s Accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects for Inter-Regional Connectivity”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Inter-Regional Connectivity, Government College University, Lahore, November 2016

“Combatting Security Threats through Enhanced Sino-European Cooperation in Africa”. In: Europe, China and Africa: New thinking for a secure century, Friends of Europe Discussion Paper, pp. 78-83, Autumn 2016

“China, the EU and Africa: Prospects for Trilateral Security Cooperation”, EU-Asia at a Glance, European Institute for Asian Studies, June 2013

Speaking Engagements:

Panelist, “One Belt, One Road: New Opportunities and New Challenges”, Workshop organized by Liaowang Institute; Beijing (China), May 2017

Discussant, “EU-China Security Relations: From Convergence to Cooperation”, Briefing Seminar organized by the European Institute for Asian Studies, the Brussels Academy for China and Europe Studies and the Confucius Institute; Brussels, 15 December 2016

Paper Presenter, “International Conference on Inter-Regional Connectivity: South Asia and Central Asia”,  Government College University; Lahore (Pakistan), 9-11 November 2016

Discussant, “The Geopolitical Environment of the Korean Peninsula and its Internationalization”, 16th World Korea Forum; London (UK) & Paris (France), 23-26 June 2015.

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