Markus Ziener

Washington Bureau Chief for Handelsblatt

Markus Ziener is the head of the Washington office of Handelsblatt, Germany’s largest business daily newspaper. Prior to this, he served as an International Correspondent focusing on the Middle East.

He covered the war in Iraq for Handelsblatt — and is a frequent traveler to Afghanistan and Iran. Between 1999 and 2001, he served as the Foreign Editor at the Financial Times Deutschland.

Mr. Ziener also worked as a Moscow correspondent for Handelsblatt from 1995-1999 — and served as the paper’s Eastern European Correspondent.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin, where he researched The Limits of Indebtedness: Financial Crisis and Reform in Poland. His graduate degree is in Sociology and Economics, covering Press and Re-education in the American Sector of Germany 1945-1949. He also studied at Duke University as a fellow for the German Marshall Fund.

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