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Katie Stallard-Blanchette

Former Fellow

Professional affiliation

Former Asia Bureau Chief, Sky News

Wilson Center Projects

Dancing on Bones: How Past Wars Shape The Present in China, Russia, and North Korea

Full Biography

Katie Stallard-Blanchette is a writer and TV foreign correspondent with experience reporting from more than 20 countries, currently working on a book about the use of wartime history in contemporary China, Russia and North Korea. 

Previously based in Beijing as head of British television news channel Sky News' Asia Bureau, her work has taken her to Pyongyang and the DMZ, out into the disputed waters of the South China Sea, and to the front line of the battle for the southern Philippines city of Marawi, where she reported under sniper fire from ISIS-linked militants. 

She was previously based in Russia, where she led the channel's coverage of the conflict in Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea.

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, she holds a first class honours degree in English from University College London.

Major Publications

I Hope I'm Wrong About China, Katie Stallard-Blanchette Sky News:


The Myth of the Benevolent Strongman, Katie Stallard-Blanchette, Sky News:


China's Dangerous History Game, Katie Stallard-Blanchette, Sky News: