Experts & Staff: Alumni



Manisha Reuter is the Asia Programme Coordinator. She is working on China/India relations and security in the Indo-Pacific. Upon joining ECFR in August 2020, Reuter worked for the Asia Program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Moreover, she has gained professional experience working for the Bosch Foundation’s Fellow Program as well as in the German Research Council (DFG) funded project "A BRICS-Variant of Capitalism? Challenges to the Stability of the Economic Model of Larger Emerging Countries, a Case Study of Brazil and India".

Reuter holds a B.A. in political science and business psychology from the University of Lüneburg, Germany and the Hong Kong Baptist University, China and is currently finishing her studies at the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany where she will be graduating with an M.A. in International Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies.


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  • Chinese Democracy

    José Ignacio Torreblanca - 16 December, 2010

    It is easy to resign oneself to the idea that 'Chinese democracy' is an oxymoron. Yet the potential implications of democratisation in China are so huge that the possiblity of it happening is worth imagining. Lu Xiaobo allows us to do so, if only for a few hours.

    India and Europe still need each other

    Richard Gowan and Sushant K. Singh - 9 December, 2010

    A shift in the power balance between the EU and India has changed the two powers' attitudes to each other, but there will still be plenty to talk about at their summit this week. Concluding a free trade agreement, and greater strategic cooperation on a range of security…

    The euro will be saved only if Europe exists

    9 December, 2010

    Europe needs to convince the world that its political unity is not in question. Only "federation light," and a functional federal budget big enough to make macroeconomic stability part of its normal functioning, will convince the markets and everybody else that the EU and the…

    No more heroes?

    Richard Gowan - 8 December, 2010

    David Cameron, the British prime minister, says that the G20 has passed its “heroic phase.” Certainly the last leaders' meeting in Seoul lacked the high drama of those during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. But perhaps we need to redefine heroic leadership:…

    Beyond Cancun: EU engagement with China on climate change

    Jonas Parello-Plesner - 6 December, 2010

    Cancun will not achieve a global deal, but that should not mean that the EU gives up. By pursuing bilateral deals, particularly with China, and engaging with civil society, Europe can make progress on climate change even in the absence of worldwide agreement. Such innovative…

    Model, partner, rival

    Jose Ignacio Torreblanca - 3 December, 2010

    Germany was a model for the post-Franco rebuilding of Spanish democracy, and for a time was perhaps Spain's most important ever partner. The switch to rivalry in recent years, and Spain's failure to support Germany while it struggled with the financial implications of…

    Europe's only hope: the Federation Light

    Asger Aamund - 1 December, 2010

    We should not demand more from political collaboration within the EU than we demand as citizens from our own countries. We are already demanding of ourselves and our politicians that we work together to ensure our freedom, safety, security, prosperity and welfare. If we want an…

    Egypt's election: Watch this space

    Susi Dennison - 30 November, 2010

    The first round of Egypt's elections suffered from irregularities and unfair competition, yet this received little coverage abroad. This must change, especially if Egypt is to be thought of as a benchmark for political progress in the wider Middle East.

    Spain braces itself for a crisis made in Germany

    José Ignacio Torreblanca - 30 November, 2010

    In the past, Germany has been both a model and a partner for Spain. But there have been deep-seated changes in how Berlin views southern Europe, and seen from Spain, it is as if Germany has decided southern Europe is a burden that prevents it from going global and needs to be…

    China Analysis: Redbacks for Greenbacks: internationalising the renminbi

    30 November, 2010

    The debate over Chinese economic convergence with the West

    It isn?t only about North Korea

    François Godement - 29 November, 2010

    North Korea's attack on Yeonpyong Island last week, and reaction to it from Seoul to Washington, highlighted the power shift that has taken place within Asia. Arguments that the shelling represented a "last gasp" by Kim Jong-il's regime are wishful thinking, and events on the…