Janka Oertel is a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund (GMF). Based in GMF’s office in Berlin, she focuses on Chinese foreign policy and security in East Asia. Prior to joining GMF, she served as a Program Director at Körber Foundation’s Berlin office. She was responsible for the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum as well as the Asia activities of Körber Foundation’s International Affairs Department. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Jena, focusing on Chinese policies within the United Nations. She was a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin) and worked at United Nations Headquarters in New York as a Carlo Schmid Fellow. She has published widely on topics related to security in the Asia-Pacific, Chinese foreign policy, Germany’s approach to 5G, and security on the Korean peninsula.

Last Updated: October 18, 2019



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