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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The EU and defence procurement

The EU and defence procurement

15 January 2014
Against a background of falling European defence budgets, the European Commission has sought to increase the efficiency of the European defence market by reducing barriers to intra-EU defence trade and by encouraging competition.
The Eastern Partnership: The road from Vilnius leads to ...?

The Eastern Partnership: The road from Vilnius leads to ...?

09 December 2013
The EU's Eastern Partners are increasingly heterogeneous. Reform-minded Georgia and Moldova deserve support; Ukraine needs tough love. The EU should stand up to Russian pressure.
Fail to plan, plan to fail: European security and defence

Fail to plan, plan to fail: European security and defence

29 November 2013
In December, EU leaders will discuss defence. Instead of wrangling over capability shortfalls, they should first agree what they want to achieve, and how.
Ukraine: Edging towards the EU?

Ukraine: Edging towards the EU?

24 October 2013
If Ukraine signs an EU Association Agreement next month, that is only the start. Implementing it will take hard work from Kyiv and support from Brussels.
The Commons vote on Syria: The world turned upside down

The Commons vote on Syria: The world turned upside down

04 September 2013
Britain has long boasted of punching above its weight. Does Parliament's vote on Syria change that? Will others take over Britain's role or follow its example?
Edward Snowden's '1984'

Edward Snowden's '1984'

24 July 2013
Europe needs a serious debate on privacy and security, not hypocritical outrage about American spying or opportunistic attempts to block transatlantic trade talks.
A Balkan map for the road to Damascus?

A Balkan map for the road to Damascus?

24 May 2013
Everyone's policy in Syria has failed. Bosnia may teach us about the combination of tough action and painful compromise needed to bring about peace.
Out of range, out of mind: Is there a role for Europe in the Korean crisis?

Out of range, out of mind: Is there a role for Europe in the Korean crisis?

12 April 2013
The Korean Peninsula is a long way away, but what happens there affects Europe.  In a modest way, the EU can do some good.

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