Frank joined the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at ICDS in May 2019. His research is focused on China’s domestic and foreign policy, EU-China relations, China’s relations with the Central and Eastern European countries in the 16+1 format, Sino-Russian relations.
Frank holds BA from Tallinn University and MA from the University of Tartu. During his master studies, he spent a semester in Hong Kong Baptist University and a year in Shanghai University in China. Frank holds also a MA in Asia-Pacific Studies from Taiwan National Chengchi University. Frank has gained valuable experiences at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to Taiwan and as NGO Mondo volunteer in Burma. He has worked as Mandarin Chinese lecturer at University of Tartu and Chinese studies visiting lecturer at Tallinn University.