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Gwen Robinson

Gwen Robinson has been Senior Fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok since 2013, specialising in Myanmar and more generally on Southeast Asia. She was previously with the Financial Times as a senior editor and foreign correspondent, from 1995 to 2013. Alongside her institute work, she is Senior Asia Editor at the Nikkei Asian Review, an English-language website and magazine launched in late 2013 by Nikkei, the Japanese media group, where she commissions articles and writes occasional commentaries.

She joined the institute at Chulalongkorn in mid-2013 from the Financial Times, where her last post was Bangkok bureau chief covering Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Over nearly 20 years, she held various positions with the FT in the UK, US and Asia, including eight years in London as the FT’s comment editor, foreign desk editor and online news editor, and postings in the FT’s Tokyo, Jakarta, Washington, Bangkok and other bureaus.

From 1993 to 1995 she was North Asia correspondent for The Times of London, and from 1990 to 1993 was an editor/writer at the Nikkei Weekly, based in Tokyo. For much of the 1980s, she was Southeast Asia correspondent for US, Australian and UK media organisations based in Manila and then Bangkok.
She now divides her time between Thailand and Myanmar, researching, commissioning and writing articles and academic papers. A British and Australian citizen, she was born in Japan, educated in Australia and studied Asian history and sociology at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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