Raffaello Pantucci is currently the director of International Security Studies at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute). His research focuses on counter-terrorism as well as China’s relations with its Western neighbours. He is the author of «We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists» (London: Hurst, April 2015/US: Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He is currently completing a writing project looking at Chinese interests in Central Asia.
Prior to coming to RUSI, Raffaello lived for over three years in Shanghai, where he was a visiting scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). Before that he worked in London at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He has also held positions at the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) and is an associate fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College, London.