Diane Francis

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

Diane Francis

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European Energy Security, Global Business & Economics, Technology, US Energy Policy

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  • March 12, 2018
    An Anti-Corruption Court is the capstone that will complete an infrastructure to eliminate Ukraine’s systemic corruption and to attract massive investments.President Petro Poroshenko’s current proposal misses the mark, and fails to meet the criteria stipulated by the International Monetary Fund
  • February 27, 2018
    In the summer of 2013, Alex Ryabchyn completed his master’s degree at Sussex University in the United Kingdom, then moved back with his wife and daughter to teach at Donetsk National University in eastern Ukraine.That December, the Maidan erupted and
  • February 01, 2018
    Russian corruption will cast its shadow over South Korea’s Winter Olympics that will be held between February 9 and 25.For decades, the Games, notably the winter ones, have handed Russia its greatest public relations coups. Unable to deliver decent living
  • January 17, 2018
    Democracies guarantee freedom of speech for their elected politicians by granting them immunity from libel or slander for statements made inside their legislative chambers. This privilege was established centuries ago in Britain to protect the people’s representatives from the monarchy,
  • January 08, 2018
    In 2014, a 16-year-old Ukrainian, nicknamed Maley, watched the Euromaidan Revolution and Russian invasion on television and contacted his local army recruitment office to sign up. His calls went unanswered, so he took a train from the Carpathians to the
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Full Bio

Diane Francis is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. She is an award-winning columnist, bestselling author, investigative journalist, and television commentator. She writes pieces for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, POLITICO, the World Post, the Miami Herald, and is a regular contributor to the New York Post. She is editor-at-large at Canada's National Post and writes for the US Edition of the Huffington Post. She is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera America and CCTV-America (China TV). She is also adjunct faculty with Singularity University in Mountain View California, a distinguished frofessor at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. In 1991, she became editor of Canada's Financial Post, the first woman editor of a national daily newspaper in Canada, a position she held until the paper was sold in 1998.

Ms. Francis is an expert on Silicon Valley, future technology, geopolitics, energy, business, and white collar crime, and has written ten books covering government corruption, business fraud, money laundering, politics, immigration, and economics. Her most recent book, Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country, posits that both countries should combine in order to combat Russia, China, and the Asian Tigers' emerging economies

She has traveled and covered major news events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dismantling of the Soviet Union, Ukraine's Orange Revolution, the biggest boiler room stock fraud in Amsterdam, Mandela's ascension to power in South Africa, the Colombian cocaine trade, and the Quebec referendum on separation from Canada, to name some highlights.

She divides her time between New York City and Toronto, where she is active on various charitable and corporate boards.