China & Russia

Beware the four horsemen circling Europe: Greece, Russia, migrants and the Brexit

Rem Korteweg
25 June 2015
The Independent
Four horsemen are stalking Europe: the Greek financial crisis; illegal migration in the Mediterranean; Russian aggression; and Britain's reform-or-Brexit threat.

Latvian Public Broadcasting: В Риге открываетса саммит "Восточного партнерства"

21 May 2015
Ian Bond speaks to Latvian Public Broadcasting about his low expectations of the Riga Summit (2:18).
В Ригу уже прибыли практически все лидеры. Помимо представителей стран восточного партнёрства, это и главы стран Евросоюза, включая президента Франции Француа Олланда, канцлера Германии Ангелы Меркель и премьера Великобритании Дэвида Кэмерона. Мы выходим на прямую связь с нашим корреспондентом Викторией Терентьевой.

The Eastern Partnership: On life support?

19 May 2015
ECFR
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said in February that the EU’s meeting with its eastern partners in Riga this month would be a “survival summit”. The six partners are a disparate group – but the partnership is worth preserving. Here are five ways the EU can do so.

NATO: Guardian of peace or bellicose bully?

17 April 2015
Al Jazeera
Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on whether the West's military alliance has reignited the Cold War.

Judy Asks: Should Western leaders attend Moscow’s WWII parade?

15 April 2015
Carnegie Europe
On May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin will preside over the Moscow Victory Day Parade in Red Square, which will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Carnegie Europe asked a group of experts whether Western leaders should attend the event.

Russia shows continuing ambitions in CEE with pipeline

Rem Korteweg
01 April 2015
Monitor Global Outlook
On March 12, Russia’s Stroytransgaz Group (SG) announced that it would be constructing a gas pipeline in the Republic of Macedonia. The company says the pipeline “will become part of a new gas pipeline system.”

Video interview on 'Frozen: The politics and economics of sanctions against Russia'

16 March 2015
Ian Bond and Christian Odendahl discuss Western sanctions against Russia and the findings of their latest policy brief.

Panel discussion on 'Consequences of the Year 2014 for the World Order'

06 March 2015
Ian Bond speaks on the panel, 'Consequences of the Year 2014 for the World Order', in Warsaw in March 2015.

Чего хочет Европа?

22 February 2015
Belarus TV
Чарльз Грант, директор Центра европейских реформ (Лондон): "Прежде всего, Европа очень благодарна Беларуси за её нейтральную позицию в украинском кризисе".

Эксперт о миротворцах на Донбассе: "Максимум, что может быть, – увеличение миссии ОБСЕ"

20 February 2015
segodnya.ua
Ian Bond explains why Ukraine's request for UN peacekeepers won't be met, but it may get more OSCE observers to monitor the ceasefire in the east (in Russian).

Minsk peace is an illusion

15 February 2015
The Moscow Times
It is easy to see the short-term imperative of the deal agreed in Minsk on February 12th for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: His troops have been on the retreat since New Year's, as Russia has inserted more forces and equipment into eastern Ukraine.
France, Germany and Britain have all come out...

The former British ambassador in Latvia: the Cold War is already taking place (in Russian and Latvian)

13 January 2015
LSM.LV
Эксклюзив: Вторая Холодная война уже идет, уверен бывший британский посол в Латвии

The greatest challenge to US-European security cooperation today: The Ukraine crisis

Ian Bond, Denis Corboy, William Courtney, Michael Haltzel and Kenneth Yalowitz
10 December 2014
The National Interest
Leadership from both sides of the Atlantic is essential for an effective response to Russia's actions.

Video interview on international climate negotations

Simon Henry
21 November 2014
Stephen Tindale interviews Simon Henry, chief financial officer of Shell on what his company would like to see agreed in Paris next year.
Stephen Tindale's recent policy brief 'International climate negotiations should focus on money, not targets' can be read here.

О британской иррациональности...

18 November 2014
Ukranian Daily DEN
Ян БОНД: "У нас существует мысль, что можно иметь выгоду от членства в ЕС благодаря доступу к единому рынку, не будучи членами евросообщества" (In Russian and English).

Europa moet zich hardmaken voor toegang tot schaliegas VS

Rem Korteweg
31 October 2014
Energiepodium.nl
Rem Korteweg writes for Energiepodium on the promise of US shale gas imports and TTIP in the context of the Ukraine crisis (in Dutch).

Analist britanic: "Sunt sceptic că Noul Drum al Mătăsii are sens din punct de vedere comercial" (interview in Romanian)

07 October 2014
The Epoch Times
Ian Bond a explicat într-un amplu interviu acordat Epoch Times care sunt barierele în calea Noului Drum al Mătăsii, de ce Rusia şi China au interese divergente în Asia Centrală şi ce vrea să facă Putin în continuare în Ucraina.

Judy Asks: Has Obama finally discovered foreign policy?

17 September 2014
Carnegie Europe
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

There are other ways to help Ukraine

08 September 2014
International New York Times
Whether Ukraine is a member of NATO matters less than whether defending it is in NATO’s security interest.