Bobo Lo Keynote Speaker

  • Russian and China Foreign Policy Specialist
  • Director, Russia and China Programme, Centre for European Reform (2008-09)
  • Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House (2005-08)

Bobo Lo's Biography

Bobo Lo is an independent international relations analyst. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute, Sydney; an Associate Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI); and a Senior Fellow with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington. 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 writes extensively on Russian and Chinese foreign policy and has written several books, including A Wary Embrace: What the China-Russia Relationship Means for the World (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)

Recent shorter writings include: ‘The world that Vladimir Putin wants to see’, Australian Financial Review, 25 February 2022; ‘”Bring it on”: six reasons why sanctions won’t bring Putin to heel’, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 February 2022; ‘Rewinding the clock: US-Russia relations in the Biden era’, Russie.NEI.Reports, February 2022; ‘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; ‘The Sino-Russian partnership and global order’, China International Strategy Review, December 2020; and ‘Global order in the shadow of the coronavirus: China, Russia and the West’, Lowy Institute Analysis, July 2020.

Bobo Lo has an MA from Oxford and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

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Bobo Lo's Speaking Topics

  • • China-Russia Relations

  • • Global politics and policy

  • • Vladimir Putin

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Videos of Bobo Lo

Russia, China and World Order
Russia, China and World Order
Dr Bobo Lo: Russia and the New World Disorder
Dr Bobo Lo: Russia and the New World Disorder

Books by Bobo Lo

Russia and the New World Disorder
Russia and the New World Disorder

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I thought Dr. Lo was great – very clear, spoke with energy, got to the point, and was very clear with his views – not afraid to stick his neck out with an opinion or prediction.
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I want you to know how incredibly good this presentation was – Dr Lo was an incredible speaker, didn’t mince words or waste time.
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