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Research Fellow, Asian Power and Diplomacy Program
Lowy Institute
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Areas of ExpertiseDiplomatic networks; cultural influence and soft power; Index methodologies; Japan

Bonnie Bley was a Research Fellow in the Asian Power and Diplomacy Program at the Lowy Institute.

Bonnie was one of the principal researchers behind the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, a data-driven project launched by the Institute in 2018 to map the changing distribution of power in the region. Bonnie also led the research for the 2019 Global Diplomacy Index, a digital project that maps, ranks and compares the diplomatic networks of 60 countries.

She started her career at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, where she supported research and editing for The Military Balance and the Armed Conflict Database, among other content. She was also responsible for outreach and social media at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Bonnie studied at University College London (UCL) and the University of Bologna.