- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Richard Ghiasy is an Associate Researcher in the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme. Richard’s overarching interest is the security-development nexus. He studies China’s foreign and security policy, European Union-China and China-Central Asia relations, Europe and Asia’s infrastructure and economic integration, and all affairs pertaining to Afghanistan’s politics, development and security – including relations with international stakeholders.
Recently, his research has concentrated on geo-economics: especially European and Asian economic, infrastructure and security integration. This is primarily through analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative’s security implications in both terrestrial and maritime domains in Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, the Indian Ocean Region, and throughout all of Europe.
Richard has lived in China for extended periods, has studied and led research projects throughout four European Union member states before joining SIPRI. He has conducted field research and presented his findings in more than thirty countries.
Security-development nexus, geo-economics, private sector-security nexus, China’s foreign and security policy, European Union-China relations, Afghanistan, Central and South Asia, European and Asian economic and security integration, Belt and Road Initiative.
China, European Union, Afghanistan, Central Asia
MPA, Tsinghua University; MBA, Wuhan University of Technology