Associate Research Fellow at Russia/NIS Center
- Russian and Chinese foreign policy
Bobo LO is an Independent analyst and Associate Research Fellow at Russia/NIS Center
He was previously director of the Russia and China programme, Centre for European Reform; Head of the Russia and Eurasia programme, Chatham House; Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Moscow. He has a MA from Oxford and a PhD from Melbourne University.
Greater Eurasia: The Emperor’s New Clothes or an Idea whose Time Has Come? Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 27, Ifri, July 2019
The Greater Eurasia project has emerged as the poster-child of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy, symbolic of a resurgent and self-confident Russia.
Chutzpah and Realism: Vladimir Putin and the Making of Russian Foreign Policy Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 108, Ifri, June 2018
In the course of his presidency, Vladimir Putin has presided over a remarkable expansion of Russian foreign policy.
New Order for Old Triangles? The Russia-China-India Matrix Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 100, Ifri, April 2017
As the US-led international system struggles under the strain of multiple challenges, the complex web of relations between Russia, China, and India will be critical to the formation of a new world order.
The discussion about the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) opposes two narratives. The first considers they play an increasing role in the international relations as the West is loosing power; the other sees the BRICS as a charade. But the key role played by the...
For much of the post-Soviet period, Central Asia has been a backwater of Russian foreign policy. But things are changing. Circumstances in and beyond the region are driving a more committed approach in Moscow.
Russia's Eastern Direction - Distinguishing the Real from the Virtual Russie.Nei.Report, No. 17, January 2014
The Asia-Pacific region has assumed primary importance as a center of global politics and economic dynamism. For Moscow, this development highlights a world in which many long-standing assumptions about international politics are being overturned. It speaks of “global power … shifting to the...
Russia, China and the United States: From Strategic Triangularism to the Postmodern Triangle Proliferation Papers, No. 32, Winter 2010 / Russie.Nei.Visions, n° 47, Février 2010
Over the past decade, there has been much talk about a new world order, in which American "unipolarity" would be superseded by more equal arrangements between the great powers. One such idea is a return to the Russia-China-US triangle. In truth, however, the time for such geopolitical schemes...
Russia, China and the United States: From Strategic Triangularism to the Postmodern Triangle Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 47, February 2010 / Proliferation Papers, No. 32, Winter 2010
Over the past decade, there has been much talk about a new world order, in which American "unipolarity" would be superseded by more equal arrangements between the great powers. One such idea is a return to the Russia-China-US triangle.
Russia's relationship with China is complex and contradictory. Bilateral ties are more substantive and multifaceted than ever before, the two countries agree on most regional and international questions, and China is a major customer of Russian arms and energy. However, Moscow is increasingly...