GUDRUN WACKER is Senior Fellow in the Asia Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin. Prior to that, she was Researcher at the Federal Institute for Russian, East European and International Studies in Cologne (1992–2000). She has also been Researcher at the Department for Chinese and Korean Studies, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen (1983–1992). Her research focuses on Chinese foreign and security policy, especially EU-China relations, China and the Asia-Pacific region and security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific more generally. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of CSCAP EU and EU delegate at the Experts and Eminent Persons Group of the ASEAN Regional Forum.