In the NewsSep 25, 2023
Tirziu in the New York Sun discussing the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation
On September 21, Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu wrote a piece for the New York Sun making the case that the newly established Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation does not do enough to combat China’s rising influence in the Global South. As it stands, the Partnership aims to serve as a forum to engage in collective problem-solving and […]
In the NewsAug 25, 2023
Tirziu in GIS on growing space cooperation between China and Latin America
By Atlantic Council
On July 4, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu wrote an article for GIS discussing how China is increasing its relations with Latin America and the Caribbean to gain an edge in the new space race. She assesses the strides China has made in space cooperation through bilateral relations, regional initiatives, and […]
In the NewsJul 31, 2023
Tirziu in The New York Sun discussing Modi’s visit to France
By Atlantic Council
On July 14, Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu published an article in The New York Sun on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. She remarks that, in the wake of major riots in France, Modi’s attendance at the Bastille Day parade in Paris underlines how both leaders have been accused of weakening […]
Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and Scowcroft Strategy Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She is a globally recognized advisor on a range of geopolitical issues with a unique focus on authoritarian systems and commercial growth. Her expertise in foreign policy and business strategy has facilitated extensive counsel to international corporations and government entities worldwide.
Tirziu founded the geopolitical-risk and public-affairs consultancy Magpie Advisory to bring her depth of advisory services to business and policy leaders. She is a visiting fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum, where her research focuses on a range of issues in foreign affairs, with specialties in US-China, EU-China, China-Africa, and transatlantic relations. Tirziu is also a lecturer in international relations at the University of Zurich, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate seminars on Chinese foreign policy, technology and geopolitics, and conflict and security.
Tirziu is a contributing editor at the New York Sun. She has been featured and interviewed in numerous international platforms including Monocle, Axios, the National Interest, CNNMoney Switzerland, and the World Economic Forum’s Agenda. She has also appeared before the European Parliament to speak on such topics as Europe-Africa policy and Chinese political warfare. Tirziu is author and editor of the book Africa and China: How Africans and Their Governments are Shaping Relations with China.
A graduate of the University of Oxford, Tirziu earned a PhD and master of philosophy in politics. She holds a BA in political science from Northwestern University. Born in Europe and raised in the American Midwest, Tirziu has lived and worked in six countries across three continents. She currently divides her time between Zurich, Switzerland, and Palm Beach, Florida.