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Beware the four horsemen circling Europe: Greece, Russia, migrants and the Brexit

Rem Korteweg
25 June 2015
The Independent
Four horsemen are stalking Europe: the Greek financial crisis; illegal migration in the Mediterranean; Russian aggression; and Britain's reform-or-Brexit threat.

Share Radio: Why TTIP negotiations face a slowdown

Rem Korteweg
16 June 2015
Rem Korteweg discusses the TTIP negotiations with Share Radio.

Latvian Public Broadcasting: В Риге открываетса саммит "Восточного партнерства"

21 May 2015
Ian Bond speaks to Latvian Public Broadcasting about his low expectations of the Riga Summit (2:18).
В Ригу уже прибыли практически все лидеры. Помимо представителей стран восточного партнёрства, это и главы стран Евросоюза, включая президента Франции Француа Олланда, канцлера Германии Ангелы Меркель и премьера Великобритании Дэвида Кэмерона. Мы выходим на прямую связь с нашим корреспондентом Викторией Терентьевой.

Judy Asks: Is the European neighbourhood policy doomed?

20 May 2015
Carnegie Europe
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.

ECFR's the world in 30 minutes: Riga summit

19 May 2015
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Ian Bond, director of Foreign Policy at the CER, and ECFR Senior Policy Fellow's Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson. They take a look at the Eastern Partnership summit, which will take place in Riga on the 20-21 May 2015, and whether we can expect any...

The Eastern Partnership: On life support?

19 May 2015
ECFR
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said in February that the EU’s meeting with its eastern partners in Riga this month would be a “survival summit”. The six partners are a disparate group – but the partnership is worth preserving. Here are five ways the EU can do so.

NATO: Guardian of peace or bellicose bully?

17 April 2015
Al Jazeera
Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on whether the West's military alliance has reignited the Cold War.

Judy Asks: Should Western leaders attend Moscow’s WWII parade?

15 April 2015
Carnegie Europe
On May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin will preside over the Moscow Victory Day Parade in Red Square, which will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Carnegie Europe asked a group of experts whether Western leaders should attend the event.

Judy Asks: Is an Iran deal good for Europe?

Rem Korteweg
08 April 2015
Carnegie Europe
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.

Russia shows continuing ambitions in CEE with pipeline

Rem Korteweg
01 April 2015
Monitor Global Outlook
On March 12, Russia’s Stroytransgaz Group (SG) announced that it would be constructing a gas pipeline in the Republic of Macedonia. The company says the pipeline “will become part of a new gas pipeline system.”

Video interview on 'Frozen: The politics and economics of sanctions against Russia'

Christian Odendahl, Ian Bond
16 March 2015
Ian Bond and Christian Odendahl discuss Western sanctions against Russia and the findings of their latest policy brief.

Panel discussion on 'Consequences of the Year 2014 for the World Order'

06 March 2015
Ian Bond speaks on the panel, 'Consequences of the Year 2014 for the World Order', in Warsaw in March 2015.

Judy Asks: Is NATO’s 2 per cent spending call realistic?

Rem Korteweg
25 February 2015
Carnegie Europe
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.

Чего хочет Европа?

22 February 2015
Belarus TV
Чарльз Грант, директор Центра европейских реформ (Лондон): "Прежде всего, Европа очень благодарна Беларуси за её нейтральную позицию в украинском кризисе".

Minsk peace is an illusion

15 February 2015
The Moscow Times
It is easy to see the short-term imperative of the deal agreed in Minsk on February 12th for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: His troops have been on the retreat since New Year's, as Russia has inserted more forces and equipment into eastern Ukraine.
France, Germany and Britain have all come out...

The next European flashpoints

Ian Bond, Denis Corboy, William Courtney, Michael Haltzel and Kenneth Yalowitz
15 February 2015
The National Interest
Ukraine is not the only bone of contention between Russia and the West.

Judy Asks: Can Europe protect itself against terrorism?

Rem Korteweg
14 January 2015
Carnegie Europe
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.

The former British ambassador in Latvia: the Cold War is already taking place (in Russian and Latvian)

13 January 2015
LSM.LV
Эксклюзив: Вторая Холодная война уже идет, уверен бывший британский посол в Латвии

Russia and the US play the blame game

18 December 2014
The Moscow Times
The US Senate Intelligence Committee's recently released report on CIA torture of terrorist suspects makes stomach-churning reading. 

Facing new opportunities in Europe?

Yehuda Ben-Hur Levy
17 December 2014
The Jerusalem Post
Israel should aspire to cooperate with the political parties which are truly committed to the liberal-democratic tradition.