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.


Predictable unpredictability: The future of euro-atlantic security?

Riga Dialogue
27 September 2018
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...

Hungary's Orban warms to Putin over nuclear deal

18 September 2018
Orban's visit to Moscow was primarily about economic ties, said Ian Bond of the London-based Centre for European Reform.

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.

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.