Consulting Senior Fellow for Geopolitics and Strategy
Main Responsibilities: Research on Asia’s rising powers, with a particular focus on the nature, intention, and geo-political consequences of China’s and India’s deepening engagement with Africa.
Background: Sarah Raine joined The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) Berlin office in November 2011 as a non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow. Her research focuses on the interplay between the rise of Asia and the future of the Transatlantic Alliance, with a particular focus on the responses of European powers. She is concurrently a Consulting Research Fellow for Chinese Foreign and Security Policy with The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Prior to moving to Berlin, Sarah worked for three years at IISS's Asia office in Singapore. Her research there looked at key issues in Chinese foreign policy and included authoring an Adelphi Book on 'China's African Challenges' as well as publishing on China's evolving approaches to soveriegnty claims in the South China Sea. She has previously worked as a Director of Barchester, a UK-based strategic and corporate financial advisory company, looking after their Asian interests. She also worked for eight years as a diplomat in the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), including one posting to the British Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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