Sarah Birke

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Shibuya-ku, Japan

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FM4 / Osterreichischer Rundfunk

Sarah Birke

I am the Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Economist. I am interested, and write about, everything from politics and business to social affairs. I was previously the newspaper's Middle East Bureau Chief. I have taken part in panel debates and phone-ins on numerous radio stations including the BBC and NPR. I have written pieces for other outlets including the New York Review of Books and London Review of Books.




Co-authored piece for MERIP on Syria's war.


Piece for the New York Review of Books on how jihadist groups changed the Syrian war.


Final piece from the Arab world for The Economist; a briefing on Arab youth.

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