Anna Ashton examines the business implications of policy developments in China and of US policy toward China. She has significant expertise in China-related trade and economic analysis and advocacy. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Anna served as a senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute and was vice president of government affairs for the US-China Business Council, representing the council in engagements with the policy community, the press, and the public. Anna began her career as an intelligence officer for the Department of Defense and later worked for her home state of Arkansas, recruiting Asian FDI.
Anna holds a doctor of law degree from Georgetown University, a master's degree in East Asian languages and civilizations from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor's degree in Chinese Studies from Wellesley College. She serves on the Congressional Circle for the US-Asia Institute and is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Trade Policy Forum, and Women in International Trade.