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Finance and Economics

David P. Goldman

business editor

David P. Goldman is Deputy Editor for Business at Asia Times. He has held senior research positions at Credit Suisse, Cantor Fitzgerald and Bank of America, where he served as global head of debt research. From 2013-2016, he was a partner at Reorient Group, a Hong Kong investment bank. His current firm Macrostrategy LLC advises institutional investors. Mr. Goldman is the author of several books, including How Civilizations Die (2011) and You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020).

Uwe von Parpart

publisher & Editor-in-chief

Uwe von Parpart is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Asia Times. He has over three decades of experience in finance and journalism in East Asia, with stops in Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong. He served as a strategist at Bank of America, Cantor Fitzgerald and Reorient Group. He is a graduate of the German Naval Academy and currently resides in Hong Kong.

William Pesek


William Pesek is a Tokyo-based journalist, former columnist for Barron’s and Bloomberg and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.” His honors include the Society of Publishers in Asia awards for commentary (2011, 2018) and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for commentary (2010).

Paul Muir

Blockchain editor

Paul Muir has worked as a journalist in North America, East Asia, the Middle East and Europe for the past 25 years, with stops at The Vancouver Sun (Canada), The National (UAE) and Jane’s Information Group (UK). His focus has shifted in recent years from international affairs to transformational technologies such as bitcoin and other blockchain-based initiatives.

Southeast Asia

Nile Bowie


Nile Bowie covers politics and current affairs in Malaysia, Singapore as well as regional trade, business and economics for Asia Times. Previously a columnist with the Malaysian Reserve newspaper, his journalistic work has appeared widely, including on Al Jazeera, CounterPunch and the New Straits Times, among others. He is based in Singapore.

David Hutt


David Hutt is a political journalist based in Europe, covering Asian geopolitics and Europe-Asian relations. He is a recognized authority on Cambodian and Vietnamese politics and economics and is currently researching a book on Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong. He is currently based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Bertil Lintner

Senior Security correspondent

Bertil Lintner is a journalist and author based in Thailand. He has covered Myanmar and regional security issues for over three decades, largely for the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has written 18 books on geopolitics, ethnic conflicts and organized crime, including Outrage: Burma’s Struggle for Democracy; Burma in Revolt: Opium and Insurgency Since 1948; Bloodbrothers: Crime, Business and Politics in Asia; Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier; and China’s India War: Collision Course on the Roof of the World.

John McBeth

Senior Correspondent

John McBeth has lived and worked in Asia for half a century. The New Zealand native has worked as a reporter since the age of 17 and was a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review from 1978 to 2004, heading bureaus in Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines and Indonesia along the way. He is currently based in Jakarta, where he covers Indonesia for Asia Times.

Shawn W. Crispin

Managing & Southeast Asia editor

Shawn W. Crispin has worked as a journalist and editor in Thailand for over 20 years, including as Bangkok Bureau Chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review and Wall Street Journal. He now serves as Asia Times’ Southeast Asia and Managing Editor. Mr. Crispin makes regular presentations to international banks, investment funds and think tanks on Thai politics and economics. He has a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He speaks fluent Thai.

Richard Javad Heydarian


Richard Javad Heydarian is an award-winning educator, academic, columnist and policy adviser. He has lectured at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia, and contributes to the Council on Foreign Relations and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. He has taught political science at De La Salle and Ateneo De Manila Universities in the Philippines and is a research fellow at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. His recent books include The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Mastery (2019) and The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy (2017).

Northeast Asia

Andrew Salmon

Northeast asia editor

Andrew Salmon is Asia Times’ Seoul-based Northeast Asia editor. A graduate of the University of Kent and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), He has previously reported for CNN, Forbes, Daily Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, The South China Morning Post, the Times and Washington Times. His Korean War histories “To the Last Round” and “Scorched Earth, Black Snow” have won awards from South Korea’s National Assembly and the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Bradley K. Martin

Associate Editor

Bradley K. Martin is a world-renowned North Korea expert and the author of Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty. He is currently based in Japan.


Jeff Pao

China editor

Jeff Pao is Asia Times’ China editor. He has over 20 years experience as a reporter and editor, and is a recognized expert on Hong Kong’s politics, economy and society. He also has expertise in mainland China’s stock markets. Mr. Pao has reported from the front lines of Hong Kong’s recent protests and has interviewed key actors on both sides of the political divide. He is based in Hong Kong.

Frank Chen


Frank Chen covers Hong Kong, China and Taiwan for Asia Times. Previously with the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Quamnet financial news website, Mr Chen also has extensive experience reporting on security matters with a special focus on the Chinese military. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Middle East

Alison Tahmizian Meuse

Middle east editor

Alison Tahmizian Meuse has spent the past decade reporting from Cairo to Baghdad, Dubai to Damascus. She has covered events from the Egyptian uprising of 2011 to the Syrian civil war, the rise and fall of the Islamic State’s physical caliphate, the early reign of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the collapse of the Arab world’s former financial capital Lebanon. She is based in Lebanon

Science and Technology

Jonathan Tennenbaum

Chief Science writer

Jonathan Tennenbaum received his PhD in mathematics from the University of California in 1973 at the young age of 22. A physicist, linguist and pianist, he’s also the former editor of FUSION magazine. Mr. Tennenbaum currently lives in Berlin and travels frequently to Asia and elsewhere where he consults on economics, science and technology.