Jonas Parello-Plesner

Jonas Parello-Plesner is the head of the foreign and security policy team at the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. He was previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the independent think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He was also Director of a development NGO with activities in Asia and served as Denmark’s Senior Advisor on China and North East Asia from 2005-2009. He has appeared on panels at the U.S. Congress and at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and international trade Committees on Chinese investments in Europe.

Parello-Plesner co-authored the book China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad. He writes a weekly blog on Carnegie Europe on European questions set by Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune. He has written op-eds for or has been quoted in Financial Times, Le Monde, El Pais, International Herald Tribune, European Voice, Frankfurter Rundschau, Foreign Policy (Spanish edition), EUobserver, E!Sharp, Asia Times, and East Asia Forum, and he has made on-screen appearances on CNN, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, FRANCE 24, Channel 4, and Danish Broadcast.

At ECFR, Parello-Plesner co-authored the briefs “China and Germany: A New Special Relationship?”; “The Scramble for Europe,” about the Chinese economic presence in the E.U.; the China sections of The European Foreign Policy Scorecard from 2010-2012, and “China’s Janus-Faced Response to Arab Revolutions.” He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Copenhagen University, and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.

Last Updated: January 22, 2016

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