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Joseph Dobbs

Former Research Fellow at the ELN

Joseph Dobbs was a Research Fellow at the European Leadership Network from 2014 to January 2018.

Joseph’s research focused on European security, including Russia-West relations, EU foreign and security policy and long term trends. Joseph is a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN).

Joseph is also a contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence Services (GIS), a private consultancy for which he writes about Chinese political and economic developments.

Before joining the ELN in June 2014, Joseph completed his postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, focusing on Chinese politics and foreign policy. Prior to this, he studied at the Universities of Hong Kong and Liverpool, achieving a first class BA in Modern History and Politics at the latter, and worked at the European External Action Service and in domestic politics in the UK.

Joseph has been widely published, from the Financial Times to Moscow’s Kommersant, and regularly comments for the media. He is active on social media, and can be followed on Twitter.

Content by Joseph Dobbs

Policy brief

Proud and Prejudiced: The risk of stereotypes in Russia-West relations

Joseph Dobbs argues that policy-makers in Russia-West relations must be more aware of the negative impact stereotyping has on decision making. This paper examines three stereotypes in detail: Vladimir Putin the master tactician, the expansionist opponent and mutual weakness.

29 January 2018 | Joseph Dobbs
Euro-Atlantic Security
Policy brief

A New Approach to Transatlantic Burden-Sharing

Joseph Dobbs was a Research Fellow at the European Leadership Network from 2014 to January 2018. Joseph’s research focused on European security, including Russia-West relations, EU foreign and security policy and long term trends. Joseph is a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN). Joseph is also a contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence […]

14 September 2017 | Joseph Dobbs
Euro-Atlantic Security