Gideon Rachman: Easternisation

Gideon Rachman (born 1963) is a journalist who has been the Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator since July 2006. He started his career with the BBC World Service in 1984. 
From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting fellow and Fulbright scholar at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
During the next two years he became a reporter for The Sunday Correspondent, stationed in Washington DC.

He spent 15 years at The Economist; first as its deputy American editor, then as its South-east Asia correspondent, stationed in Bangkok. He then served as The Economist's Asia editor before taking on the post of Britain editor from 1997 to 2000. Following which he was stationed in Brussels where he penned the Charlemagne European-affairs column.