Dr. Sebastian Biba


  • Short CV

    • Since 02/2022: Associate with the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies
    • Since 01/2021: Fellow, Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe
    • 09/2020 – 06/2021: DAAD Visiting Fellow, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
    • 01/2020 – 03/2020: Visiting Fellow, GIGA Institute for Asian Studies, Hamburg
    • 06/2016 – 08/2016: Visiting Fellow, School of International Studies, Peking University, Beijing
    • Since 10/2012: Research Fellow, Institute for Political Science, Goethe University, Frankfurt

    Current Research

    • Triangular relations between Germany/Europe, the United States and China
    • Hydro-politics and contending infrastructures in the Mekong River Basin

    Countries and Regions

    • China
    • Mekong River Basin
    • East Asia

    Dr. Sebastian Biba



    GIGA Focus Asia | 3/2022

    How to Make China Help Bring the War in Ukraine to an End

    The War in Ukraine has put China in a delicate position. Even though it has an interest in de-escalation, its strategic rivalry with the United States forbids China from abandoning Russia. If Europeans nonetheless seek to make China nudge Russia towards ending the war, they must make China an offer.

    GIGA Focus Asia | 2/2017

    China in the G20: A Narrow Corridor for Sino–European Cooperation

    Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig

    Senior Research Fellow / Editor GIGA Focus Asia


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