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Mikko Huotari
Deputy Director

Mikko Huotari is the Deputy Director of MERICS and heads the program on China’s foreign relations. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy, China-Europe relations as well as regional order in Asia. He has published extensively on China’s global investment strategy and economic relations with Europe as well as on geopolitical shifts related to China's rise as a global security actor.

Before joining MERICS, Huotari taught International Political Economy and Chinese Foreign Policy at the University of Freiburg. During his studies of International Politics and International Law in Freiburg, Nanjing and Shanghai he gained experience in policy-oriented China research at the German-Chinese Law Institute in Nanjing, the German Embassy in Beijing and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin.

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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)

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)

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