Chris Johnson, renowned China analyst, joins Eurasia Group as senior advisor

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Asian affairs expert Chris Johnson will join Eurasia Group as a senior advisor, helping shape and further enrich the firm's China analysis and offerings, drawing on his years of experience with commercial, economic, foreign, and security issues related to the country.

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"Chris Johnson's thought leadership on China will sharpen our analysis and give our clients the edge they need to compete in a constantly evolving geopolitical dynamic." - Eurasia Group CEO Maziar Minovi

Eurasia Group is proud to announce the appointment of renowned Asian affairs expert Chris Johnson as a senior advisor to the firm. Johnson will help shape and further enrich Eurasia Group’s China analysis and offerings, drawing on his years of experience with commercial, economic, foreign, and security issues related to the country.

As the president and CEO of China Strategies Group, Johnson’s insights have been critical for clients pursuing business opportunities in China and the broader Asian region. In addition to his work advising multinationals, Johnson draws on nearly two decades of experience in the intelligence and foreign affairs communities providing advice to senior White House, congressional, military, and foreign officials.

While serving as a senior China analyst at the CIA, Johnson played key roles in analytic support during defining moments such as the 1996 Taiwan Strait missile crisis, the 1999 accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, and the 2003 SARS epidemic, among others. He was an intelligence liaison to two secretaries of state and in 2011 was awarded the US Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for outstanding support to the secretary and senior staff. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Johnson is also a senior fellow on Chinese politics at the Asia Society and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Find his full bio here.

“I first met Chris shortly after he left government and consider him a go-to person for anyone seeking to understand China at a granular level,” said Maziar Minovi, Eurasia Group’s chief executive officer. “I am so pleased to have his expertise and strategic perspective as a part of the EG family. His thought leadership on China will sharpen our analysis and give our clients the edge they need to compete in a constantly evolving geopolitical dynamic.”

As a senior advisor for Eurasia Group, Johnson will shape the firm’s China work, participate in events, and share his views on the country’s geopolitics with the company’s clients. He is based in New York and spends nearly half his time in China and other Asian countries.

If you are a member of the media and would like more information, or to access our research and analysis, please contact media@eurasiagroup.net.

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About Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk company. Its expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. With best-in-class advisory and consulting offerings, and GZERO Media, the Eurasia Group umbrella provides the marketplace with a complete political risk solution. "Politics first” grounds the firm's work: It is the lens through which Eurasia Group views the world, and it is committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests.

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