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Axios hires Allen-Ebrahimian as China reporter

November 1, 2019

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian will join Axios as its China reporter and head up its China newsletter starting on Dec. 2.

She has covered the country since 2014 and has also served as a reporter and editor for Foreign Policy magazine. Additionally, she has also worked as a national security reporter for The Daily Beast.

Allen-Ebrahimian’s recent work has focused on China’s influence in the United States. She is a popular speaker and has given talks about China’s political influence in the United States at Columbia University, George Washington University, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Jamestown Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, the National War College, the Prospect Foundation in Taiwan, and elsewhere.

Additionally, she also covered the 2017 German federal elections as a correspondent in Berlin, writing for Foreign Policy and The Washington Post. She has also reported from Russia, Turkey, Austria, Taiwan, China and Japan.

Allen-Ebrahimian was the 2018 recipient of the Robert S. Abbott Memorial Award in recognition of her reporting on China along with being a 2017 Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Germany, a 2016 Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center, and a 2015 International Reporting Project Fellow in China.

Allen-Ebrahimian holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Yale University and a graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

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