Project Description

Theresa Fallon

Founder and Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS), Belgium

Theresa Fallon is the founder and director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) in Brussels. She is concurrently a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Adjunct Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and a member of the CEPS Task Force on AI and Cybersecurity.

Theresa’s current research is on EU-Asia relations, maritime security, global governance, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and great power competition. She has testified on numerous occasions to the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Security and Defense, and has been featured in international media including ABC (Australia), Agence France Presse, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Channel News Asia, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, Financial Times, Japan Times, New York Times, Science Magazine, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and others.

Previously she was a Senior Associate with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) in Brussels and a member of the Strategic Advisors Group for the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). From 2003 to 2007 she worked in Beijing as a researcher and consultant. From 1998 to 2003 she was the Moscow representative of PlanEcon, a research and consulting firm, and taught economics in the first MBA program established in Russia at the American Institute of International Business in Moscow. She was educated at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her articles have appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, The Asan Forum, Carnegie, ChinaFile, CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, China Brief, The Diplomat, ISN Security Watch, ORF, PlanEcon Energy, RUSI Newsbrief, War on the Rocks and other publications.