China & Russia

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2017

20 December 2017
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2017, and take a look at some of the predictions they made last year.

CER podcast: Should we learn to live with a nuclear North Korea?

25 October 2017
Sophia Besch talks to Ian Bond about how likely it is that North Korea can be prevented from getting a strategic nuclear capability, the usefulness of sanctions against Pyongyang, and what to expect from President Trump’s forthcoming visit to Asia.
This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

22 September 2017
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are doing their best to make a bad situation in the Korean Peninsula worse.

CER podcast: Strategic co-operation and competition in the Arctic

Sophia Besch, Elisabeth Braw, Ethan Corbin
01 June 2017
Recording at the CER's Arctic Bridge Summit in Finland, Sophia Besch talks to Elisabeth Braw and Ethan Corbin about security challenges in the Arctic and how Russia and Europe could co-operate in the region.

CER podcast: The EU, Russia and China: Difficult neighbours?

17 May 2017
In the week of the One Belt One Road Summit, Ian Bond talks about the complex relationships and rivalries between Russia, China and the EU, and how the EU should move forward to defuse tensions.

Between Russia and the EU, Eastern Europe's future is uncertain

22 March 2017
The Moscow Times
Eastern Europe, dotted with frozen conflicts of Russia’s making, is stuck in transition to an uncertain future.

Užsienio diplomato kirtis: nelaikykite rusų milžinais, o lietuvių nykštukais

13 January 2017
Situacija Europos Rytuose pamažu karštėja. Auga Lietuvos išlaidos gynybai, žiniasklaidoje plinta netikros naujienos ir propaganda, o šalies lyderiai tautiečius gąsdina pasisakymais apie kaip niekada didelį Lietuvos pažeidžiamumą. O kaip visa tai atrodo stebėtojui iš šalies – ar tikrai esame pajėgūs apsiginti ir kada sulauksime didžiosios Rytų kaimynės griūties?
Į kasmet Užsienio...

Judy Asks: Can Europe defeat Russian disinformation?

11 January 2017
Carnegie Europe
You cannot defeat disinformation: it is a tactic, not an enemy in its own right. But Europe can counter it, and do so more effectively.

The way forward for the west? Help China and wave the rulebook at Russia

08 December 2016
The Guardian
Russia and China are often bracketed together as the west’s most important adversaries. They have grown closer since Russia’s relations with the west soured after the annexation of Crimea.

Putin's Cold War hots up

29 October 2016
The Sun
NATO believes that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has amassed 330,000 troops along the border to the EU and its allies.

"Из Вашингтона трудно заблокировать доступ России к SWIFT": интервью с британским экспертом Бондом

28 October 2016
Директор по внешней политике лондонского Центра европейских реформ (CER) Ян Бонд рассказал о расширении санкций против РФ, последствиях референдума в Британии и Нидерландах, перспективах суда по MH17 и проблемах внутри ЕС.

Judy Asks: Should the West impose more sanctions on Russia?

19 October 2016
Carnegie Europe
The statement on Syria by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on October 17 was full of strong rhetoric and empty of substance.
Don’t give up on TTIP

Don’t give up on TTIP

Rem Korteweg
06 September 2016
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is in trouble. A chilly protectionist breeze is blowing across the west and the likelihood of reaching and ratifying a deal is receding.

CER podcast: 5 questions on territorial disputes in the South China Sea

Sophia Besch, Rem Korteweg
26 July 2016
Sophia Besch talks to Rem Korteweg about reactions to the recent UN tribunal ruling from the region, the US and the EU, and the difficult balance between power politics and international law.

Russia using refugee crisis to divide the West

08 June 2016
Anadolu Post
Russia is deploying a raft of measures, from propaganda to threats of nuclear war in an effort to divide and weaken the West. After a slow start, the West is responding.

Judy Asks: Is Russia Europe's biggest threat?

21 February 2016
Carnegie Europe
Russia poses a serious threat to Europe, both in the military arena and in cyberspace.
The global case for staying in the EU

The global case for staying in the EU

19 February 2016
The New Statesman
Brexit would be bad not just for Britain but also for Europe and the rest of the world.

Taking security seriously in the age of global terror

22 December 2015
The Wall Street Journal
As terrorists slip across borders and hide on the Internet, Europe and America must learn to share intelligence better.

On China's victory day, is Putin the loser?

02 September 2015
The Huffington Post
Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the guest of honour at China's Victory Day parade in Beijing on 3 September, just as President Xi Jinping was the guest of honour for Russia's parade in May.

Iran nuclear deal: After the nuclear deal, Iran is our "frenemy"

Rem Korteweg
17 July 2015
City A.M
Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme is a momentous achievement, but only if it can be enforced and verified. Following the diplomatic deal in Vienna, Western governments should engage with Tehran, but also help to contain Iran’s growing influence in the region. 
While Tehran celebrates the upcoming removal of international sanctions,...