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Gideon Rachman has been chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times since 2006.

Previously, Rachman spent 15 years at The Economist, including spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington, DC, and Bangkok. He began his career with the BBC World Service in 1984 and from 1988 to 1990, he was a reporter for The Sunday Correspondent, based in Washington, DC.

Rachman is the author of Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought. He is the winner of the 2016 Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize for Commentator of the Year.

Last Updated: July 3, 2017