Noah Barkin is Managing Editor in the China practice at Rhodium Group and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund, for which he writes the monthly “Watching China in Europe” newsletter. Based in Berlin, he specializes in Europe’s relationship with China and the implications of China’s rise for the transatlantic relationship. Previously, Barkin had a 25-year career as a journalist in Berlin, Paris, London, and New York. His work has appeared on Reuters, where he served as a bureau chief, regional news editor, and roving Europe correspondent, as well as in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Politico, among other publications. In 2019, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington. He is also a host on KCRW, an NPR-affiliated radio station in Berlin, and the author of a book on the Euro. A native Californian, Barkin has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Last Updated: September 17, 2020



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