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Bobo Lo

Senior Fellow, Democratic Resilience

Bobo Lo is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and an independent international relations analyst. He is also an Associate Research Fellow with the Russia/NIS Center at IFRI, and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australia. Previously, he was Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Moscow.

Dr Lo’s most recent single-author book, A Wary Embrace: What the China-Russia Relationship Means for the World, was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2017. Among his other major books are Russia and the New World Disorder (Brookings and Chatham House, 2015); Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing and the New Geopolitics (Brookings and Chatham House, 2008); Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy (Blackwell and Chatham House, 2003); and Russian Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Era: Reality, Illusion and Mythmaking (Palgrave, 2002).

Recent shorter writings include: ‘The Sino-Russian partnership and global order’, China International Strategy Review, December 2020; ‘Global order in the shadow of the coronavirus: China, Russia and the West’, Lowy Institute Analysis, July 2020; ‘The return: Russia and the security landscape of Northeast Asia’, Russie.NEI.Reports, IFRI, March 2020; ‘Once more with feeling: Russia and the Asia-Pacific’, Lowy Analysis, August 2019; ‘Greater Eurasia: the Emperor’s new clothes or an idea whose time has come?’, Russie.NEI.Reports, July 2019; ‘The five secrets to the Russian president’s success’, Australian Financial Review, 6 February 2019; and ‘Going legit? The foreign policy of Vladimir Putin’, Lowy Analysis, September 2018.