Mario Esteban

Senior Analyst
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Mario Esteban is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for East Asian Studies of the Autonomous University of Madrid. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the same university and holds an MSc in Asian Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He has been senior researcher of projects funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Korea Foundation. He has served as external expert for the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Spanish Ministry of Defence. He has also been visiting professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Turku, and visiting researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Chengchi National University in Taipei. He teaches in several post-graduate programmes at the Diplomatic School of Spain, the Spanish Centre for National Defence Studies and the IE Business School, among others.

Research Areas: his research is focused on the international relations of East Asia, EU-East Asia Relations and the domestic and international politics of China.

Selected publications: he has published several books and numerous articles in academic journals such as The China QuarterlyThe Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, African and Asian StudiesThe Chinese Political Science Review and The European Journal of East Asian Studies.


  • Webcast “Australia, Korea and Japan: conciling strategies between China and the U.S." (2022)
  • Webcast “A new regional architecture in the Indo-Pacific. Is there room for the EU?” (2022)
  • Webinar 'War in Ukraine: What role for Asia?' (2022)
  • First Elcano Royal Institute - Chatham House Seminar (2022)
  • Webinar ‘Envisioning a future EU-Japan Digital Partnership: A stepping stone towards greater influence in the digital transition?’ (2022)

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