Sergio Miracola is a Research Fellow at ISPI for the China Programme, in partnership with Pirelli. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political History at IMT Advanced Studies of Lucca, Italy. During his Ph.D. he has also been a Visiting Research Student at Peking University (BeiDa). Moreover, he is a Junior Researcher at CSCC (Center for the Study of Contemporary China) and a collaborator for the Italian online newspaper Cinaforum.
He holds a BA and a MA in International Relations from the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), another MA in War Studies from King’s College of London. His current PhD research deals with the analysis of Chinese strategic culture with a specific focus on the significance of People’s War Doctrine in Chinese history.
He has published several articles on Chinese security and Asia-Pacific strategic issues mainly for Italian newspapers, such as the column of Cinaforum “Via Le Bombe” (Bombs Away).
His research interests focus on Chinese foreign policy, Chinese military doctrine, strategic culture, weapon systems, nuclear weapons and deterrence, South China Sea, North Korean conventional and unconventional weapons, Asia-Pacific, American foreign policy, NATO, cyberwarfare, and insurgencies.