Angela Stanzel

European Council on Foreign Relations


Angela Stanzel joined the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as a Policy Fellow for the Asia Programme in 2014. Before joining ECFR, Angela worked for the International Affairs Office of the Koerber Foundation in Berlin, for the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Asia Programme) in Brussels, and the German Embassy (cultural section) in Beijing. Angela earned her PhD in Sinology at Freie Universität Berlin, conducting research about China-Pakistan relations. Alongside EU-China relations her work focuses on China’s foreign and security policy in East Asia and South Asia. Recent articles and publications include A German view of the Asian Infrastrcture Investment Bank (April 2017), Germany’s turnabout on Chinese investment (ECFR, March 2017), Opportunities and limits of China’s role in Afghanistan (All China Review, March 2017), China and Brexit: what’s in it for us? (ECFR, September 2016), Has Xi Jinping changed China? (China Policy Institute, October 2016).

She is a 2017-2018 participant in AICGS’ project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

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