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Research Fellow
Lowy Institute for International Policy
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Areas of ExpertiseMilitary, economic, diplomatic power in Asia; Southeast Asia with focus on Myanmar and Thailand; Politics of the European Union

Hervé Lemahieu is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy where he pilots a new initiative and research team mapping the distribution of military, diplomatic and economic power in Asia. The project will form part of an interactive digital platform. Hervé also Co-Chairs the annual track 1.5 Australia-France Strategic Dialogue.

Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, he was Research Associate for Political Economy and Security at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). In parallel, Hervé worked alongside the IISS Director of Studies on the development of the Institute’s worldwide research activities, raising project funding, and developing the Institute’s commercial advisory arm IISS Consulting.

Hervé covers the military-civil relations, political economy and foreign policy of Southeast Asia with a focus on Myanmar. His analysis has featured or been quoted in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, El País, the Bangkok Post, Straits Times, South China Morning Post and Asian Nikkei Review.

He started his career at Oxford Analytica across the consultancy’s analysis and bespoke advisory practices. He was responsible for the firm’s analysis of the Mekong sub-region and the Philippines. In Advisory, he won a number of competitive bids touching on geopolitical, early warning and business policy issues for government, international organisations and corporate clients.

Hervé earned an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from St Antony’s College, Oxford and an MA in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews. He has also studied at Sciences-Po Paris.

The Lowy Institute acknowledges the support of the Australian Government for the Engaging Asia Project.