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Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman is Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the Financial Times. Based in London, Rachman translates his extensive travels and his remarkable access to world leaders into an insider’s view of global events.

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Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman is Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the Financial Times. Based in London, Rachman translates his extensive travels and his remarkable access to world leaders into an insider’s view of global events.

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Gideon Rachman is Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the Financial Times. Based in London, Rachman translates his extensive travels and his remarkable access to world leaders into an insider’s view of global events.

At the FT, Rachman writes a weekly column on international politics as well as feature articles. He has reported for the FT from all over the world. Before joining the FT in 2006, he worked for The Economist for 15 years in a range of jobs, including as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Bangkok and Washington and as business editor. 

Rachman’s most recent book, Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century concentrates on how the growing wealth of Asia nations is transforming the international balance of power. His previous book Zero-Sum World, about the future of international relations was published in 2010. 

Rachman received the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, Britian’s most prestigious prize for political writing and the 2016 European Press Prize: Commentator Award. He also received the Overseas Press Club of America’s Best Commentary Award for the best commentary in any medium on international news. His columns continue to cover a wide range of global issues from the economics and politics of the euro-crisis, to US foreign policy and the rise of China. 

He has also written for numerous other publications, including Foreign Policy, National Interest, The Washington Quarterly and Prospect magazines.

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