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Bobo Lo

Senior Fellow,
Center for European Policy Analysis

Bobo Lo is a Non-Resident 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 the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris, 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: ‘Partnership without substance – Sino-Russian relations in Central and Eastern Europe’, CEPA report (with Edward Lucas), April 2021; ‘Masters of our fate: global order in the post-pandemic era’, Horizons, Winter 2021; ‘The adaptation game – Russia and climate change’, Russie.NEI.Visions, March 2021; ‘Russia and global order’, in The Russia Conference Papers, Baltic Defence College, March 2021; ‘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; and ‘Once more with feeling: Russia and the Asia-Pacific’, Lowy Analysis, August 2019