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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

A New Approach to Transatlantic Burden-Sharing

This ELN report argues that NATO's target of spending 2% of GDP on defence is an arbitrary benchmark which should cease to be the only measure of contributions to collective defence and security. A central criticism of the 2% is that it does not consider - nor promote - action on important...

14 September 2017 | Joseph Dobbs