Chercheur associé au Centre Russie/NEI de l'Ifri
Domaines d'expertise :
- Politique étrangère russe et chinoise
Expert indépendant et chercheur associé au Centre Russie/NEI, Bobo Lo a auparavant occupé les postes suivants : directeur des programmes Chine et Russie au Centre for European Reform ; responsable du programme Russie et Eurasie à Chatham House ; chef de mission adjoint à l'ambassade d'Australie à Moscou. Bobo Lo est titulaire d'un Master obtenu à Oxford et d'un doctorat de l'Université de Melbourne.
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. Central Asia is critical to Putin’s aim of establishing Russia as...
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 ...
This essay examines Chinese attitudes toward Russia as a great power, neighbor, partner and competitor. China is in the midst of one of the most remarkable transformations in history. During this dramatic period, the relationship with Russia has remained something of a...
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...