Gideon Rachman

Nonresident Fellow
Areas of expertise

International politics; US foreign policy; European Union; globalisation; Southeast Asia

Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and has been chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times since 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included assignments as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington, DC, and Bangkok. He started his journalism career with the BBC World Service in 1984. He is a past winner of the Orwell Prize for political journalism and the European Press Prize for commentary.

Gideon was the Lowy Institute’s Rothschild & Co Distinguished International Fellow and delivered the Lowy Institute Media Lecture in 2022. He is also the author of three books: Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power and Prosperity After the Crash, Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century and, most recently, The Age of the Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy Around the World.