Foreign policy & defence

Ukraine's future hangs by a (European) thread

Ukraine's future hangs by a (European) thread

21 February 2024
Time Magazine
Two years after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and Western leaders proclaimed their full support for Kyiv, Congressional Republicans seem ready to throw Ukraine under the bus.
Europe and the Gaza war

Europe and the Gaza war

07 February 2024
Encompass
Europeans have struggled to form a coherent response to the Israel-Hamas conflict that erupted after Hamas’ brutal attacks on October 7th.
Europe must be ready for Trump 2025

Europe must be ready for Trump 2025

01 February 2024
Yorkshire Bylines
Donald Trump is not guaranteed to win the US presidential election in November 2024, but he has a much better chance than any man facing 91 criminal charges and four trials has a right to expect.
Germany needs to take the EU's de-risking from China more seriously

Germany needs to take the EU's de-risking from China more seriously

Sander Tordoir, Sebastian de Quant, Shahin Vallée
24 January 2024
Internationale Politik Quarterly
With another Trump presidency in the offing, Europe and Germany need to accelerate their efforts to reduce their economic dependencies on China.
Indo-Pacific calling: Where is the US heading and what does it mean for Europe?

Indo-Pacific calling: Where is the US heading and what does it mean for Europe?

24 January 2024
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
The geopolitical centre of gravity is shifting towards the Indo-Pacific. What are the implications for the transatlantic relationship?
Europa ist auf Trump nicht vorbereitet

Europa ist auf Trump nicht vorbereitet

Sander Tordoir, Shahin Vallee, Sebastian de Quant
23 January 2024
Die Zeit
Exportabhängigkeit und Handelsüberschuss: Die Probleme zwischen der EU und China sind schon groß genug. Trump könnte die europäische Wirtschaft in die Krise stürzen.
Trump may be President again in a year. Europe must be ready

Trump may be President again in a year. Europe must be ready

19 January 2024
Encompass
On 20 January 2025, the next US President will take office. In November 2023, the editor-at-large of The Washington Post, Robert Kagan, wrote “A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending”.

EU prepares for possible second Donald Trump presidency

18 January 2024
CNN's Rosemary Church speaks with Ian Bond of the CER about how Europe is preparing for a possible second Donald Trump presidency.
Ian Bond

Polskie Radio 24: Historyczny rok w relacjach UE z Ukrainą. Jest zielone światło dla negocjacji członkowskich

30 December 2023
Z punktu widzenia psychologicznego to było ważne. Brak pozytywnej decyzji byłby sygnałem dla Putina, że Zachód nie zgadza się, by Ukraina była jego częścią. To byłby też krok w tył ze strony Unii - podkreślił w rozmowie z Polskim Radiem Ian Bond z londyńskiego Centre for European Reform.
Charles Grant

CNBC: China sees the EU as a potential partner in a multipolar world

07 December 2023
Charles Grant, director at the Centre for European Reform, discusses EU-China relations on CNBC.
Judy Asks: Is the two-state solution feasible?

Judy Asks: Is the two-state solution feasible?

09 November 2023
Carnegie Europe
The war between Israel and Hamas makes the two-state solution less viable than ever before. Achieving peace requires political will, compromise, and initiative from the international community.
West underestimated importance of rule of law in Russia - former British ambassador to Latvia

West underestimated importance of rule of law in Russia - former British ambassador to Latvia

09 November 2023
The Baltic Times
In the 1990s, the West missed several opportunities to push Russia in a different direction, primarily by focusing too much on Russia's economic transformation and underestimating the importance of the rule of law.
BBC News: EU pause in military activity is less ambitious than ceasefire

BBC News: EU pause in military activity is less ambitious than ceasefire

23 October 2023
Luigi Scazieri spoke to BBC News, "I think it's fair to say that the initial response [from the EU] was not particularly smooth. In the days immediately after the Hamas atrocities, there were visible divisions between the member-states and different parts of the EU institutions. And in particular, Commission President...
L’Europa e il conflitto di Gaza: peso limitato, poche buone opzioni

L’Europa e il conflitto di Gaza: peso limitato, poche buone opzioni

22 October 2023
Aspenia Online
La risposta iniziale dell’UE al conflitto tra Israele e Hamas è stata caotica.
Georgia's foreign policy and its alignment with the EU CSFP

Georgia's foreign policy and its alignment with the EU CSFP

07 September 2023
The Georgian Institute of Politics
The risks of strengthening ties with Russia in the midst of its war of aggression against Ukraine should be obvious.

Monocle Radio - The Monocle Daily: Russia lambasts the Ukraine peace talks

07 August 2023
Russia lambasts peace talks hosted by Saudi Arabia – to which Moscow was not invited. With Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER and Daniella Peled.

What would UK-EU defence industrial co-operation look like?

12 July 2023
Encompass
Defence, security and foreign policy co-operation were not part of the 2020 Trade and Co-operation Agreement that underpins the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship.

Stop treating Ukraine like a chemistry experiment

11 July 2023
Encompass
It strikes me that Western countries are still approaching Ukraine like careful chemists, trying to provide just enough military help to neutralise Russia's invasion without overdoing it.
CER podcast: NATO in Vilnius: What's next for Ukraine?

CER podcast: NATO in Vilnius: What's next for Ukraine?

11 July 2023
Ian Bond and Luigi Scazzieri discuss the NATO summit in Vilnius.

Judy Asks: Is Ukraine's NATO membership realistic?

06 July 2023
Carnegie Europe
Ukraine’s NATO membership is essential if the West wants to deter Vladimir Putin — or a Putin-like future Russian leader — from attacking the country again.

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