Bobo Lo is an independent analyst and former Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. (Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London. He is a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Previously, he served as first secretary and then deputy head of mission at the Australian Embassy in Moscow (1995–99). He is the author of Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy (Blackwell, 2003) and Russian Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).