Ian Bond

Ian Bond

Director of foreign policy
Areas of expertise 

Russia and the former Soviet Union, European foreign policy, Europe/Asia relations, US foreign policy.


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.

ABC Radio: Does Donald Trump's step towards Putin seal a new world order?

20 July 2018
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform spoke to ABC about how for many in the global community, the Helsinki summit signals the manifestation of a new world order, coming just days after Donald Trump waged rhetorical war against US allies in Europe, criticising Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's Theresa May and NATO.

CER wins the 2018 Prospect Award for 'Think Tank of the Year'

17 July 2018
Ian Bond and Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska represented the Centre for European Reform at the Prospect think tank awards, and were delighted to accept the award for Think Tank of the year.

CER event podcast: CER/KAS Conference on 'Plugging in the British: Completing the circuit'

11 July 2018
Three panels of experts gathered at the CER/KAS conference, ‘Plugging in the British: Completing the Circuit’ at the Royal United Services Institute.

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. 

As a former diplomat to the US, I know how Britain needs to respond to Trump after his Iran deal decision with realism

The Independent
10 May 2018
European leaders have to deal with the president they have, not the one they wish they had.

European Parliament: The UK's EU defence relationship post-Brexit

26 April 2018
The UK has often been an obstacle to EU defence integration, but it wants a closer defence relationship after Brexit, Ian Bond of the CER told the European Parliament, SEDE Committee Meeting (from 53.00 mins).

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. 

Don't be a stranger! EU-UK foreign policy co-operation after Brexit

13 April 2018
The world feels a dangerous place at present. Relations between the West and Russia are at their most confrontational since the Cold War.