Bobo Lo

Nonresident Fellow
Bobo Lo
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Bobo Lo is an independent international relations analyst and Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute.

He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, DC, and an Associate Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). 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 has written a number of books, including A Wary Embrace: What the China–Russia Relationship Means for the World (Lowy Institute and Penguin Australia, 2017); Russia and the New World Disorder (Brookings and Chatham House, 2015); and Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing and the New Geopolitics (Brookings and Chatham House, 2008). He has an MA from Oxford and a PhD from Melbourne University.

Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Analyses
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the limitations of the Sino–Russian partnership.
Commentary
‘Bring it on’: Six reasons why sanctions won’t bring Putin to heel
Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Commentary
The world that Vladimir Putin wants to see
The Russian President would rather have a global disorder where Russia is central, than an order where it is peripheral. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.
World order in the time of coronavirus
World order in the time of coronavirus
Blame China and Russia. But the real cause of breakdown in the “rules-based international order” lies with the West.
Commentary
Western liberalism’s crisis is self-inflicted
Originally published in The Australian.
Global Order in the Shadow of the Coronavirus: China, Russia and the West
Analyses
Global Order in the Shadow of the Coronavirus: China, Russia and the West
It’s time to rethink global governance and its priorities
Once more with feeling: Russia and the Asia-Pacific
Analyses
Once more with feeling: Russia and the Asia-Pacific
How Moscow is rebooting the ‘turn to the East’ as part of its global strategy
Going legit? The foreign policy of Vladimir Putin
Analyses
Going legit? The foreign policy of Vladimir Putin
Putin’s foreign policy will remain grounded in long-standing assumptions about Russia, the West, and international order.
Commentary
Russian denials and the Donald Trump paradox
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.Bobo Lo
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