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Eleanor Albert

Eleanor Albert

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

China Digs Deep in Landlocked Laos
April 24, 2019
China Digs Deep in Landlocked Laos
China's presence is growing in strategically located Laos, but the trend is often overlooked.
China Digs Deep in Landlocked Laos
Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights
April 10, 2019
Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights
Proposed changes, which would smooth extraditions to the mainland, must be seen in the broader context of Hong Kong-mainland relations.
Hong Kong’s Extradition Changes Tap Into Fears of Diminished Rights
The Dragon and the Kiwi: New Zealand’s Ardern in China
April 01, 2019
The Dragon and the Kiwi: New Zealand’s Ardern in China
Can New Zealand's model for China relations survive recent frictions?
The Dragon and the Kiwi: New Zealand’s Ardern in China
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