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Mikko Huotari
Executive Director

Mikko Huotari is the Executive Director of MERICS. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy, China-Europe relations and global (economic) governance and competition. He has published on China’s rise as a financial power, trade and investment relations with Europe as well as on geopolitical shifts related to China's emergence as a global security actor.

Huotari studied in Freiburg, Nanjing and Shanghai. He holds a PhD from Freiburg University and was a guest scholar at the University of California in San Diego in 2017/2018. In 2019, Huotari was appointed as one of 15 German representatives to the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum.

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in: Chinese futures: Horizon 2025, ISS Report No. 35, July 2017, pp. 81-90.

in: Internationale Politik, July/August 2016, pp. 110-113.

 in: ChinaFile, A ChinaFile Conversation, 24 June 2016. 

in: Berlin Policy Journal, 17 May 2016.

in: The Security Times, 12 February 2016. 

November 2015. (Ed., with: Miguel Otero-Iglesias, John Seaman and Alice Ekman)

in: Blätter für internationale Politik, 7/2015, pp. 37-40. (with Maximilian Mayer)

in: IP-Länderportrait China 2/2015, pp. 62-66.

in: Harnisch et al.: China’s International Roles Challenging or Supporting International Order?, New York: Routledge, 2015.

in: Asia Pacific Memo No. 316, 12 November 2014. (with Jürgen Rüland)

Global Policy, 5(3), pp. 298–310, 2014.

Special Issue in Pacific Affairs 87(3), 2014. (with Jürgen Rüland)

in: Huotari, Mikko, Rüland, Jürgen and Judith Schlehe (2014) Methodology and Research Practice in Southeast Asian Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.

London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. (with Rüland, Jürgen and Judith Schlehe)