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.

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There are other ways to help Ukraine

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

Plenty of crime but no punishment for Putin

The Moscow Times
03 September 2014
It seems that President Vladimir Putin would like to go down in history as an extraordinary man, who restored Russia to greatness. Unfortunately, his intervention in Ukraine risks making him the Raskolnikov of international relations.

Russia and the West's dangerous clash: Time for NATO & EU expansion East?

The National Interest
30 July 2014
The EU and America are centre stage in devising sanctions on Russia, yet NATO has so far left the Ukraine out in the cold. NATO needs to define a bolder vision for security interests closer to Europe at the upcoming summit in Wales.

Judy Asks: Should America spy on its allies?

Carnegie Europe
16 July 2014
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.

A view on Central Europe: Does the V4 have a future?

Central European Policy Institute
15 July 2014
Ian Bond argues that the V4 risks fading into irrelevance unless it can articulate a common position on the Ukraine crisis.

Judy Asks: Can NATO help end the Ukraine crisis?

Carnegie Europe
16 April 2014
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.

Video interview on the EU, Russia and Ukraine

14 April 2014
Ian Bond discusses Russian moves in Ukraine, and how the EU and NATO should respond.
 

The EU and the Eastern Partnership: Whose backyard is it anyway?

European Leadership Network
07 April 2014
Almost 40 years ago the nations of Europe agreed in the Helsinki Final Act to respect each other’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and choice of political system. By invading Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, President Putin has violated all these principles. This has profoundly destabilising implications for all the countries that lie between...

Tougher financial action could sway Putin, expert says

CBS News
18 March 2014
Ignoring sanctions against a few individuals in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin moved Tuesday to formally annex Crimea. Now Vice President Joe Biden is promising more sanctions to come.
What kind of additional financial pressure would it take to get Putin to back off? CBS...

Украинский кризис: взгляд из Лондона

Voice of America [Russia]
05 March 2014
Иан Бонд: «Мы не вправе вторгнуться, например, в Зимбабве, поскольку ее англоязычные жители страдают от нарушений прав человека. Это было бы абсурдно! Но я боюсь, что именно эту странную логику используют в России»

Страны Запада оказывают давление на Россию, чтобы убедить ее уважать суверенитет Украины. В Вашингтоне и европейских...