Foreign policy & defence

Ask CER - Episode 1: EU integration, democratic backsliding & UK financial services regulation

29 September 2021
You asked, we answered: introducing the first episode of our new ‘Ask CER’ podcast series.

DW News: Post-Merkel foreign policy

28 September 2021
Sophie Besch, as senior research fellow at the CER spoke to DW news about Germany's role in the world, how Germany chooses to handle China, Russia and its relationship with the US is likely to vary from coalition to coalition.

Judy Asks: Will the Afghanistan debacle change your country’s foreign and security policy?

16 September 2021
Carnegie Europe
The UK entered the war in Afghanistan confident that it knew how to defeat insurgencies. After more than four hundred and fifty British deaths, it has left, chastened and with less appetite for involvement in distant conflicts.

Tensions over Afghan refugees will lead to ever more transactional EU-Turkey ties

14 September 2021
LSE blog
The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has raised fears in both the EU and Turkey of a new refugee crisis emerging. 

CER podcast: German foreign and security policy after the election

10 September 2021
Luigi Scazzieri speaks to Claudia Major and Sophia Besch about the implications of the forthcoming election for German foreign, security and defence policy.

TRT World: Will Russia fill the power vacuum in Afghanistan?

07 September 2021
Who is going to be courting the Taliban now that they have control of Afghanistan and the West has cut and run? Two major players Russia and China, both know how important the country can be for influence in Central Asia. Guests: Kirill Krivosheev Correspondent at Kommersant newspaper, Ian Bond...

CER podcast: Why the 1991 Moscow coup still resonates

Ian Bond, Angela Stent, Igor Yurgens
18 August 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Angela Stent and Igor Yurgens about the lessons the West should draw from the 1991 Moscow coup.

CER podcast: How well will the UK's European diplomatic strategy work?

Ian Bond, Luigi Scazzieri, Georgina Wright
09 July 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Luigi Scazzieri and Georgina Wright about EU-UK diplomatic co-operation and the ways both parties can work together in foreign and security policy.

Towards a reinvigorated West?

24 June 2021
Aspenia Online
After the acrimony of the Trump years, the first in-person summits between US President Joe Biden and European leaders were bound to be a feel-good moment.

Euronews: NATO statement on China goes 'much further' than prior language, expert says

14 June 2021
"The language on China certainly goes much further than anything NATO has said before,” Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the think-tank the Centre for European Reform, told Euronews. 

CER podcast: Joe Biden's bridge-building European tour

Ian Bond, Rosa Balfour, Andrea Kendall-Taylor
11 June 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Rosa Balfour and Andrea Kendall-Taylor about the prospects for the transatlantic relationship under the Biden administration.

CER podcast: Political repression in Belarus and what the West can do about it

Ian Bond, Katia Glod
28 May 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Katia Glod about the latest wave of repression in Belarus and what the West can do to help.

CER podcast: Europe needs a new approach to the Sahel

Katherine Pye, Ian Bond, Abdoul Salam Bello
09 April 2021
Ian Bond discussed the situation in the Sahel region of Africa with Abdoul Salam Bello and Katherine Pye.

The role of differentiation in EU foreign, security and defence policy co-operation with neighbouring countries

Ian Bond, Luigi Scazzieri, Senem Aydın-Düzgit
25 March 2021
EUIDEA
The EU extensively practices differentiation in its foreign, security and defence policy, both internally and externally towards its neighbours.

Talking Baltics - Interview with Ian Bond

03 March 2021
University of Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics
We posed five questions to the director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and a former British ambassador to Latvia to get his thoughts on the Baltic Sea Region.

Biden y Europa: ¿la gran esperanza blanca?

21 January 2021
El Periodico
El nuevo presidente de EEUU devolverá la calma a las relaciones con Europa, aunque esa no va a ser su prioridad.

Euronews: Brexit foreign policy

30 December 2020
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER spoke to Euronews about UK-EU alignment and potential divergence on foreign policy after Brexit.

CER end of year podcast: Reflecting on 2020

18 December 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, Charles Grant, Christian Odendahl and Camino Mortera-Martinez look back at the year.

Strategic autonomy and the next four years of EU-US relations

15 December 2020
Encompass
European leaders greeted Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election with relief.

CER podcast: Can the EU bring its neighbouring countries further into its orbit?

Katherine Pye, Katarína Mathernová
10 December 2020
Katherine Pye spoke to Katarína Mathernová about the EU's relations with Eastern Partnership countries.

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