Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
John Lough

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John Lough is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme and managing director with JBKL Advisory Ltd.

From 2003 to 2008 he worked as international affairs advisor at TNK-BP. Prior to this he served as NATO information representative in Moscow and senior lecturer at the Conflict Studies Research Centre at Sandhurst.

He is an expert on the politics of the Russian oil and gas sector and Russia’s relations with its neighbours and with NATO.

Areas of expertise

  • Russia's energy diplomacy
  • The politics of the Russian oil and gas sector
  • Russia's relations with its neighbours
  • Energy security in the Black Sea region
  • Russia's relations with NATO

Past experience

2016 -Managing Director, JBKL Advisory Ltd
2008 - Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Statecraft, Oxford
2008-16Vice President, Gabara Strategies
2003-08International Affairs Advisor, TNK-BP
2001-03Managing Director, The PBN Company Ltd
1998 - 2001Information Representative, Central and Eastern Europe, NATO Office of Information and Press
1995-98NATO Information Representative, Moscow
1989-95Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer, Soviet (later Conflict) Studies Research Centre, Sandhurst