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Eleanor Albert

Eleanor Albert

Eleanor M. Albert is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the George Washington University.

Eleanor M. Albert is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Chinese foreign and domestic policy, the evolving nature of Chinese power, and how the country exerts its influence and builds relationships. Prior to her Ph.D., Eleanor worked as the Asia writer for the explanatory journalism arm of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where she published work on a wide range of Asia-related topics including China’s rise, modern slavery, regional organizations in Asia, the Rohingya migration crisis, North Korea’s military and nuclear proliferation, and U.S.-China relations.

Her work has been republished, featured, or quoted in outlets including the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Newsweek, WNYC, the Atlantic’s DefenseOne, Business Insider, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, RealClearWorld, and VOA, among others.

Eleanor has lived in China and France and speaks French and Mandarin. She received a dual degree masters from Sciences Po in European Affairs and from Fudan University in International Politics. She completed her bachelors degree in Political Science and Chinese at Vassar College

Posts by Eleanor Albert
November 15, 2019

Is BRICS Losing Its Shine for China?

By Eleanor Albert
Excitement surrounding the BRICS may be waning as economic and political divisions grow.

November 07, 2019

China Hosts Second CIIE, Globalization Remains Core Message 

By Eleanor Albert
China is once again broadcasting a message of openness at its now-annual import expo.
November 04, 2019

China and the Military World Games 

By Eleanor Albert
As China lauds the success of the 2019 games in Wuhan, let's look at why Beijing is interested in such events at all.

October 25, 2019

Pence Doubles Down on ‘Tough on China’ Messaging

By Eleanor Albert
At a recent speech, the U.S. vice president reprised his “bad cop” on China role.

October 15, 2019

From ‘Land-Locked’ to ‘Land-Linked’: China’s Xi Goes to Nepal

By Eleanor Albert
Both Beijing and Kathmandu stand to benefit from deepening their relationship.

October 07, 2019

Hong Kong Wields Emergency Powers as Tensions Escalate

By Eleanor Albert
Hong Kong has grown increasingly polarized, with emotions running high on both the anti-government and pro-Beijing sides.
October 02, 2019

What Is the Belt and Road News Network?

By Eleanor Albert
A centralized source for BRI information would be welcome, but BRNN may blur the line between data and party-state talking points.

September 12, 2019

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing

By Eleanor Albert
What's on the China-Kazakhstan agenda?

September 06, 2019

A Return to Normal for Beijing and Pyongyang?

By Eleanor Albert
The chill between the two countries began to dissipate in early 2018 and ties have continued to warm.

August 31, 2019

Economic Exchange Anchors China-Arab Ties

By Eleanor Albert
The China-Arab States Expo spotlights the growing economic relationship between China and the Middle East.

August 21, 2019

China’s Grand Plans for Shenzhen

By Eleanor Albert
The new plan for Shenzhen also shines a light on China's long-term strategy toward Hong Kong.
August 19, 2019

Taking Stock of Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone

By Eleanor Albert
The pilot program in Shanghai was supposed to be a model for national reform. How is it faring?

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