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 vice president with Gabara Strategies, a public affairs and strategic consulting company.

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.


  • 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


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

Broadcast experience



  • Russian, German (broadcast standard); French (not for broadcast)