John Lough is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House (since 2009) and a consultant with Highgate, a London-based strategy advisory firm. From 2003 to 2008, he was as an international affairs adviser at TNK-BP, Russia’s third largest oil company. He spent six years with NATO’s Office of Information and Press (1995-2001), including a posting to Moscow where he set up NATO’s Information Office. He later managed NATO’s information programmes aimed at Central and Eastern Europe. From 1989 to 1995, he was a senior lecturer at the Soviet Studies (later Conflict Studies) Research Centre where he wrote extensively on Russian foreign and security policy. He is the author of Germany’s Russia Problem (Manchester University Press) published in July 2021.