Sophie Zinser

Sophie Zinser

Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Sophie is a Schwarzman Academy Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme and Middle East North Africa Programme at Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs. She provides analysis on China’s role in the Middle East and South and Central Asia, with a particular focus on the US’s role in the burgeoning China-Middle East relationship. She also works on forced labor and migration issues in the Middle East and Asia. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Amman, Jordan, and Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, from which he holds a master’s degree in global affairs. She worked for five years on policy issues across the Middle East and Asia with both United Nations and grassroots organizations.

Articles by Sophie Zinser

Population & Society

Technology as Amplifier: Giving Workers a Voice in Social Compliance Audits

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The gap between the estimated number of modern slavery victims and the number who were helped suggests failings in processes. But technology could change things.


China’s Development Aims: More Nuanced than “Soft Power”

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Such generalizations about China’s nuanced and growing influence detract from real understanding of what brand China is pushing abroad and why.