Emma Scott is currently pursuing a Research Master 2 in Geopolitics: Territorial Stakes & Power Rivalries with the French Institute of Geopolitics at Paris 8 University. Her thesis questions what China’s activities in the Suez Canal region reveal about its power. Her research at the Centre for Chinese Studies focuses on the China-Egypt Suez Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone. Other research interests include competition and cooperation between Chinese National Oil Companies and International Oil Companies. She has obtained postgraduate certificates in Geopolitical Analysis of Powers and in International Relations & Conflict Analysis from the Centre for the Study of International Crisis & Conflict in the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She is also certified in Geopolitics from the Geneva Institute for Geopolitical Studies and has taught Geopolitics for Commerce in a number of French Business schools. She has a Masters Degree in Humanitarian Action from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands during which time she studied at the Asia Institute in Monash University, Australia. She has a BA in Politics with Law.