Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Fellow at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). His research there focuses on Central Asia as well as managing a broad ranging team looking at Global Emergent Threats. He is the author most recently of Sinostan: China’s Inadvertent Empire (Oxford University Press, 2022, with Alexandros Petersen) which draws on over a decade’s research and travel around Central Asia. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, where he previously served as Director of International Security Studies. He has also worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). He is a widely published author in the academic and public press, and he has advised governments in Europe, North America and Asia on counter-terrorism strategies.