John Lough

Associate Fellow, Russia & Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

John Lough is an Associate Fellow with the Russia & Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. From 2008 to 2016, he ran the Russia & CIS practice at BGR Gabara (later Gabara Strategies), a London-based public affairs company.

He is a regular commentator on Russian and Ukrainian affairs and has written extensively on a wide range of security and governance issues in the region.

From 2003 to 2008, he was as an international affairs adviser at TNK-BP, Russia’s third largest oil company. From 2001 to 2003, he was Managing Director of The PBN Company’s London office.

He spent six years with NATO (1995-2001) and was the first NATO official to be based in Moscow (1995-1998).

From 1989 to 1995, he was a senior lecturer at the Soviet Studies (later Conflict Studies) Research Centre.

He studied Russian and German at Cambridge University and obtained a diploma in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center.

He is the author of Germany’s Russia Problem (Manchester University Press 2021).

He is a partner at Highgate, a leading London-based strategy advisory firm.


Thursday March, 2

Panel I: Global Powers Deter Russia

This panel brings together experts to examine how global powers may work together to stop Russia's aggressive behavior. The emphasis will be the strategies of different and processes for dealing with Russian expansionism and aggression, including the military, economic, and diplomatic measures that would be necessary to contain this threat. The panel will also delve into the effectiveness of these efforts, and the challenges and opportunities for further cooperation. With tensions between Russia and the international community remaining high, this panel provides a timely and important discussion on how the world is working to deter Russian aggression.