Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times
Gideon Rachman is the London based foreign affairs commentator for The Financial Times. He speaks authoritatively about economics, politics and globalisation as they apply to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and more invariably informed by his remarkable access to world leaders. Previously he was with The Economist for 15 years including as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Bangkok and Washington and as business editor.
Gideon has written a number of books, the latest being Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Country, as well as being a regular contributor to a number of publications worldwide. He received the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing and is a regular broadcaster and speaker.
A graduate in history from Caius College, Cambridge, he has been a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson school in Princeton University.