Bruce Stokes

Visiting Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Bruce Stokes
Bruce Stokes

Bruce Stokes is a visiting senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Previously he was the executive director of GMF’s Transatlantic Task Force: Together or Alone? Choices and Strategies for Transatlantic Relations for 2021 and Beyond.

From 2012–2019 he was the director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, and for 23 years was the international economics reporter for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine. He is also a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

From 2010–2012 Stokes was a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He was the author of the 2009 Transatlantic Trends survey, and two task force reports: The Case for Renewing Transatlantic Capitalism, and A New Era for Transatlantic Trade Leadership.

He is co-author of the book America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked (Times Books, 2006), and co-author of numerous Pew Global Attitudes Surveys.

In 2006, Stokes was honoured by the Coalition of Service Industries for his reporting on services issues. In 2004, he was chosen by International Economy magazine as one of the most influential China watchers in the U.S. press. In 1995, he was picked by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the "Best on Business" reporters in Washington. In 1989, Stokes won the coveted John Hancock award for excellence in business and economics reporting for his series on the impact of the rising yen on the Japanese economy. In 1987 and 1989 he was a Japan Society Fellow, living in and reporting from Japan.

Stokes is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.