With the background in Human Geography and Area Studies I find the focus on regionalism and regional integration particularly exciting. In my PhD research i focuc on regional organization as political actors and their relations with the external great powers. I am especially interested in the security dynamics of EU-Russia and ASEAN-China relations. How do regional organization respond to the great power impacts? How can they socialize great powers in their vision of regional order and what implications their interaction has for regional security dynamics? These are the questions I tackle in my research.