Foreign policy & defence

Metina Lista: Evropska četrt 102: Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform

30 August 2022
Charles Grant, director of the CER spoke on the Metina Lista podcast about the many futures for the European Union, the state of a relationship between the EU and the UK, is Macron the leader that the Europe needs and what should be a path forward for Western Balkans.

How to boost NATO-EU co-operation

19 August 2022
Project Syndicate
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown that Europe can no longer afford to treat quasi-theological arguments over EU and NATO primacy as more important than its own security.

CER podcast: Draghi out - What next for Italy?

Luigi Scazzieri, Rosie Giorgi
26 July 2022
In this week's CER podcast Rosie Giorgi spoke to Luigi Scazzieri about Mario Draghi’s resignation as Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni and a probable right-wing coalition government.

Mortera Martinez: “Il conflitto mette alle corde la stabilità dei governi europei”

22 July 2022
Il Fatto Quotidiano
“Direi che c’è un collegamento diretto tra il conflitto in Ucraina e la stabilità dei governi di alcuni Paesi europei. A settembre-ottobre le cose peggioreranno. L’alta inflazione e la crisi energetica ci mostreranno la vera natura dei governi europei”.
CER podcast: What next on the path for Ukraine's EU membership?

CER podcast: What next on the path for Ukraine's EU membership?

Ian Bond, Natalie Forsyuk, Ivanna Klympush-Tsinsadze, Katarína Mathernová
01 July 2022
Ian Bond spoke to three senior figures involved in Ukraine's application for EU membership, who discussed what's next on the path for Ukraine becoming an EU member-state.

Have we passed the high-water mark of European unity on Ukraine?

15 June 2022
LSE blog
EU leaders presented a united response in the immediate aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Yet as the war continues, this unity is coming under strain. 

DW News: Will Turkish objections stop Finland and Norway joining NATO?

17 May 2022
Interview with Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER. Sweden and Finland have formalized their NATO applications.

CER podcast: Where will Macron now take France and Europe?

Charles Grant, Pascal Lamy, Christine Ockrent, Ben Haddad, Rosie Giorgi
11 May 2022
We discussed Macron's re-election and where French and EU policy was likely to be headed in his second term.

Judy Asks: Is Finnish and Swedish NATO membership useful for European security?

28 April 2022
Carnegie Europe
Russia’s renewed attack on Ukraine has forced European countries to think about their own safety rather than grand designs for pan-European security architecture.

TRT World: Russia attacks Ukraine - Three explosions reported on Monday and Tuesday in Transnistria

28 April 2022
Ian Bond tells TRT World that whilst it is Putin's interests to keep Transnistria destabilised, (region in Moldova that Russia uses as a base for some intelligence operations), with just 1,500 Russian troops there, it's unlikely he'd launch a full-scale attack on Ukraine from that side.

CER podcast: Water scarcity: Libya's forgotten issue

Megan Ferrando, Malak Altaeb
22 April 2022
Megan Ferrando spoke to Malak Altaeb about water scarcity in Libya.

Can the EU’s Strategic Compass guide EU security policy?

04 April 2022
Encompass
Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine marks the start of a more dangerous era in European security. The more threatening international environment created by Russia’s invasion gives the EU’s newly-released Strategic Compass additional significance, as the Compass sets out the EU’s ambitions in security and defence for the next decade.

Ask CER - Episode 4: Phasing out Russian gas, UK-EU relations and Hungary's response to the war

30 March 2022
You asked, we answered: the fourth episode of our ‘Ask CER’ podcast series.

Necesitamos balas. Y un plan para no usarlas

24 March 2022
El Periodico
A medida que la guerra se alarga, nosotros, los europeos, vamos entendiendo cada vez menos. Sin apoyo social, no hay unidad europea.

TRT World: NATO leaders meet in Brussels to discuss conflict response

24 March 2022
An emergency summit of NATO leaders is taking place in Brussels. They’re expected to discuss ways of bolstering the alliance’s support for Ukraine, while also looking to put more pressure on Russia. Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER weighs in on possible outcomes.

Sanctioning Russia: A co-operative endeavour, not a competitive sport

22 March 2022
Encompass
The West surprised many with its decisive response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, imposing an unprecedented set of economic sanctions on Russia.

Waking a sleeping giant: What's next for German security policy?

Sophia Besch, Sarah Brockmeier
09 March 2022
War on the rocks
“If the world changes, our politics must change,” said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock three days after Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Interview with Ian Bond: 'First Invasion in Europe since 1974'

06 March 2022
Ekathimerini
We haven’t seen anything like this in Europe since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. The Russian invasion of Ukraine will force Europe’s leaders to think much more seriously about national defense.

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