China & Russia

Predictable unpredictability: The future of euro-atlantic security?

27 September 2018
Riga Dialogue
A participant in this year’s Riga Dialogue began his presentation by saying that Russia was now more predictable than the US or the EU. It was designed to be provocative, but it was an accurate reflection of reality.
Unpredictability has become an important risk factor in the Euro-Atlantic area. Two of...

BBC Victoria Derbyshire: Russia poisoning investigation

14 September 2018
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy a the Centre for European Reform, spoke on the Victoria Derbyshire show about the enormous amount of propaganda in Russia. “One of the aims of this [interview] is to cause a certain amount of confusion,” Ian said.

BBC Radio Wiltshire: Salisbury poisoning - Russian nationals suspects

06 September 2018
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform speaks to Ben Prater on BBC Radio Wilsthsire about the Salisbury Novichok poisoning and the news that Russian nationals have been named as suspects (from 1:05 mins). 

BBC 5 Live: Russian suspects in Skripal novichok attack

06 September 2018
Looking ahead to the United Nations Security Council meeting after the UK named two Russian suspects in the Skripal novichok attack, Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER tells BBC Radio 5 live (from 11.15) “The Russians will be throwing up smoke – and this is pretty characteristic of the way they respond when they’re caught out …It will be interesting to see what the Russians have to say. In the past these have been quite scratchy exchanges in the Security Council as the Russians essentially try to muddy the picture for those trying to understand what happened.”

BBC World: Novichok investigation

05 September 2018
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC World about the Salisbury Novichok investigation.

The Spectator podcast: China's new diplomacy

02 August 2018
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, spoke to The Spectator Podcast about the 'WTO option' and the likelihood of a no deal (from 16:45mins). 
“I think the chances of no deal are higher than they were. I still think it is more likely than not that there will be...

CER Bulletin podcast: Transatlantic relationship; Brexit and financial services; UK-EU defence negotiations

14 June 2018
CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month. 

CER podcast: NATO and the transatlantic defence relationship

23 May 2018
Recorded at the Daimler US-European Forum: Sophia Besch talks to Constanze Stelzenmüller and Camille Grand about changes in the relationship between the US and its European NATO allies.

LBC: How will Russia react to allied strike on Syria

14 April 2018
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform speaks to LBC about how Russia will react or retaliate to the allied strikes on Syria. 

Is the West too soft on Putin?

21 March 2018
Euronews
Russian presidential 'elections' lack any element of suspense.

BBC World News: Russia spy poisoning

15 March 2018
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform speaks on the recent Russia spy poisoning in Salisbury.

EU need not fear new Russian gas pipeline

19 January 2018
EurActiv
Europe's continuing need for Russian gas – for reasons of proximity and price – is a reality, but it need not leave the EU over a barrel.

CER podcast: A briefing on Nordstream 2

17 January 2018
Noah Gordon talks to Sophia Besch about the controversial Nordstream 2 pipeline – who is in favour of the project and who stands to lose out, what the EU is doing and what it should do, and whether Nordstream 2 is about business, geopolitics, or EU solidarity.