Hellendorff Bruno

Bruno Hellendorff is associate researcher. Now a researcher at Egmont, he was part of the GRIP staff from 2011 until 2018, where he focused on defence and security issues in Asia-Pacific and on the security dimension of natural resources management. He worked on geopolitical issues and foreign policy matters, and also published several analyses on China’s Africa policy. His fields of research include the history and geopolitics of South-East Asia, with a main focus on regional initiatives in the sphere of security.

He is a Ph.D student at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and an associate researcher at CECRI (a research centre on international crises and conflicts). His doctoral research agenda relates to the evolution of Indonesia’s foreign policy in the context of a rising China.