Theresa Fallon

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Areas of expertise: Global Energy, Global Security, Policy & Politics, Asia, Europe


Theresa Fallon is a Brussels-based analyst, writer, and commentator on global energy and geopolitics with over 20 years' experience. A member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP-EU), in 2016 she established the Centre for Russia, Europe, Asia Studies (CREAS). Her current research focus is on EU-Asia relations, Sino-Russian relations, maritime security, global governance, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. She is a frequent panelist at conferences and events around the world and has testified on a number of occasions to the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Security and Defense. 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 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, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of CSIS, China Brief, The Diplomat, ISN Security Watch, PlanEcon Energy Report, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Newsbrief, and other academic publications. She has been featured on international media including BBC, CCTV, CNBC, Channel News Asia, CNN, Radio France International, The Guardian, The Japan Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times

In the News

Germany’s Faustian Bargain With China

The Diplomat, November 8, 2019

When the China Dream and the European Dream Collide

War on the Rocks, January 7, 2019