Sarah Raine joined GMF's Berlin office in November 2011 as a non-resident transatlantic fellow in the Asia program. Her research focuses on the interplay between the rise of Asia and the future of the Transatlantic Alliance, with a particular focus on the responses of European powers. She is also concurrently a consulting research fellow for Chinese foreign and security policy with The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Prior to moving to Berlin, Raine worked for three years at IISS's Asia office in Singapore. Her research there looked at key issues in Chinese foreign policy and included authoring an Adelphi Book on China's African Challenges as well as publishing on China's evolving approaches to sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. She has previously worked as a director of Barchester, a U.K.-based strategic and corporate financial advisory company, looking after their Asian interests. She also worked for eight years as a diplomat in the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including a posting to the British Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Raine graduated from Trinity College Cambridge with a first class degree in history and a master's in international relations.