Philipp Ivanov is currently Fulbright Scholar in Australian-United States Alliance Studies and Visiting Research Fellow at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. From 2015 to 2023, Ivanov was the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Society Australia Center. During his term as CEO, the consolidated its position as Australia’s leading business and policy think-tank on Asia. Previously, Ivanov worked on China policy at the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as a Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific at the University of Sydney. His commentary and analysis have appeared in Foreign Policy, The Australian, ABC, Bloomberg News, CNBC, The Australian Financial Review, and Melbourne Asia Review. A fluent Chinese and Russian speaker, Ivanov studied Chinese history and Russia-China relations in Russia and China, and studied, lived, and worked in China for over six years. In May 2023, he will commence as Global Vice-President and Chief Programming Officer at Asia Society in New York.

Last Updated: April 5, 2023



Xi Jinping Goes to Moscow

Ryan Hass & Philipp Ivanov
On Wednesday, Xi Jinping returned to Beijing from Moscow following a three-day state visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the pair have met dozens of times in the past decade, this week’s talks have drawn unprecedented...



What Does Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China-Russia Relations?

Yun Sun, Philipp Ivanov & more
As Russia piles up casualties in Ukraine while its economy collapses at home, the democratic world appears—at least for now—more united than ever. Russian firms are scrambling to adjust to the country’s status as an international pariah, while big...



Australia Is Debating Chinese Influence. Should the U.S. Do the Same?

Bruce Jacobs, Kerry Brown & more
“The Chinese Communist Party is waging a covert campaign of influence in Australia,” went the claim in the newspaper The Age, in a series of articles exploring China’s hard and soft power “Down Under.” The articles set off a domestic debate about...



What Can We Expect from China at the G20?

Sophie Richardson, Joanna Lewis & more
On September 4-5, heads of the world’s major economies will meet in the southeastern city of Hangzhou for the G20 summit. The meeting represents “the most significant gathering of world leaders in China’s history,” according to The New York Times...