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Trade and geopolitics

Trade and geopolitics are deeply interdependent, driven by nations’ shared economic interests in the global political landscape. As these common interests grow stronger, the root of their relationship deepens accordingly. This intricate relationship serves as a vital thread that weaves together economic interests, resource accessibility, trade route control, regional integration, and the pursuit of geopolitical goals.

Our trade and geopolitics experts & contributors

Get access to proven experience and fresh thinking in cross-border trade, policy and business. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.

Lee Sue-Ann

Senior Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Darren Anderson

Director, Oxford Economics (Australia)

Daniel Crook

Senior Economist, Oxford Economics Australia

Karthik Nachiappan

Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Alex Capri

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and lecturer, NUS Business School

Areas of expertise

Technology and trade
Global value chains
Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Henry Storey

Senior Analyst - Asia, Dragoman

Dursun Peksen

Professor of Political Science, University of Memphis

Shiro Armstrong

Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, The Australian National University

Spencer Cohen

Founder, High Peak Strategy LLC

Mekhla Jha

Research Manager, International Trade Research, Hinrich Foundation

Martin Chorzempa

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Maria Adele Carrai

Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, NYU Shanghai

Tom Westland

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wageningen University

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Non-resident Fellow, Stimson Center

Nicholas Mulder

Assistant Professor, Cornell University, New York

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Kieran Thompson

Sector Manager, Defence Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, Dragoman

Emily de la Bruyère

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Founder, Horizon Advisory

Areas of expertise

China
International organizations

Giang NT Nguyen

PhD Candidate in Management, University of Newcastle

Thinh Gia Hoang

Senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics and Strategic Management, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nis Grünberg

Lead Analyst, MERICS

François Chimits

Analyst, MERICS

Arjun Gargeyas

Master in Public Policy Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

Frederick Kliem

Research Fellow and Lecturer, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Halit Harput

Senior Trade Policy Analyst, St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity Through Trade

Stephen Olson

Former Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
WTO
Trade negotiations
Free trade agreements
Tariffs & non-tariff barriers

Henry Gao

Professor of Law, Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Singapore Management University

Areas of expertise

WTO
China economic policy
International law
Hinrich Foundation Advisory Board member

Willy Shih

Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Aaron Cosbey

Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Wilson

Director of Research & Economics, Australian Industry Group

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

Earl Carr

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CJPA Global Advisors

Leland Lazarus

Associate Director, National Security, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy

Jeroen Groenewegen-Lau

Head of Program, MERICS

Antonia Hmaidi

Senior Analyst, MERICS

Nathan Picarsic

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Co-Founder, Horizon Advisory

Keith M. Rockwell

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

WTO
Trade policy
Free trade agreements
Trade negotiations
Tariffs
Macroeconomics

Akhil Ramesh

Senior Fellow, Pacific Forum

Rob York

Director, Regional Affairs, Pacific Forum

Daniel Ikenson

Director of Policy Research, NDP | Analytics

Bryce Barros

China Affairs Analyst, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund

Krystyna Sikora

Program Assistant, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund

Ellen L. Frost

Senior Advisor and Fellow, East-West Center

Marko Papic

Partner and Chief Strategist, Clocktower Group

Areas of expertise

Geopolitics
Macroeconomics
Investments and markets

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