Affiliate Lecturer, Lau China Institute of King’s College London
Alessandro Arduino is an affiliate lecturer at the Lau China Institute of King’s College London. He is also the co-director of the Security & Crisis Management International Centre at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science. His two decades of experience in China have focused on security analysis and crisis management. His main research interests are sovereign wealth funds, private military/security companies and China’s security and foreign policy primarily in the regions of China, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Arduino is also the author of several books including China’s Private Army: Protecting the New Silk Road (2018) and he has published articles in various journals in Italian, English and Chinese.