Foreign policy & defence

CER podcast: How well will the UK's European diplomatic strategy work?

Ian Bond, Luigi Scazzieri, Georgina Wright
09 July 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Luigi Scazzieri and Georgina Wright about EU-UK diplomatic co-operation and the ways both parties can work together in foreign and security policy.

Towards a reinvigorated West?

24 June 2021
Aspenia Online
After the acrimony of the Trump years, the first in-person summits between US President Joe Biden and European leaders were bound to be a feel-good moment.

Judy Asks: Will distrust among EU leaders fail Ukraine?

16 June 2021
Carnegie Europe
EU leaders exaggerated their unity at the start of this crisis. They should not now overstate their differences or suspect each other’s motives.

Euronews: NATO statement on China goes 'much further' than prior language, expert says

14 June 2021
"The language on China certainly goes much further than anything NATO has said before,” Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the think-tank the Centre for European Reform, told Euronews. 

CER podcast: Joe Biden's bridge-building European tour

Ian Bond, Rosa Balfour, Andrea Kendall-Taylor
11 June 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Rosa Balfour and Andrea Kendall-Taylor about the prospects for the transatlantic relationship under the Biden administration.

CER podcast: Political repression in Belarus and what the West can do about it

Ian Bond, Katia Glod
28 May 2021
Ian Bond speaks to Katia Glod about the latest wave of repression in Belarus and what the West can do to help.

CER podcast: Europe needs a new approach to the Sahel

Katherine Pye, Ian Bond, Abdoul Salam Bello
09 April 2021
Ian Bond discussed the situation in the Sahel region of Africa with Abdoul Salam Bello and Katherine Pye.

The role of differentiation in EU foreign, security and defence policy co-operation with neighbouring countries

Ian Bond, Luigi Scazzieri, Senem Aydın-Düzgit
25 March 2021
EUIDEA
The EU extensively practices differentiation in its foreign, security and defence policy, both internally and externally towards its neighbours.

Talking Baltics - Interview with Ian Bond

03 March 2021
University of Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics
We posed five questions to the director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and a former British ambassador to Latvia to get his thoughts on the Baltic Sea Region.

Back Story podcast: Ukraine - war in Europe

27 February 2021
On this Back Story podcast we talk to Ian Bond, from the Centre for European Reform and a former British Diplomat on the chances of a direct clash with Russia and NATO and Putins state of mind.

Judy Asks: Is Germany damaging Europe's position on Ukraine?

27 January 2021
Carnegie Europe
Germany has made it harder to achieve a united European response to Russia’s threats to Ukraine. No one wants a war in Europe, and everyone would like to find a peaceful outcome.

Biden y Europa: ¿la gran esperanza blanca?

21 January 2021
El Periodico
El nuevo presidente de EEUU devolverá la calma a las relaciones con Europa, aunque esa no va a ser su prioridad.

Euronews: Brexit foreign policy

30 December 2020
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER spoke to Euronews about UK-EU alignment and potential divergence on foreign policy after Brexit.

CER end of year podcast: Reflecting on 2020

18 December 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, Charles Grant, Christian Odendahl and Camino Mortera-Martinez look back at the year.

Strategic autonomy and the next four years of EU-US relations

Sophia Besch, Luigi Scazzieri
15 December 2020
Encompass
European leaders greeted Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election with relief.

CER podcast: Can the EU bring its neighbouring countries further into its orbit?

Katherine Pye, Katarína Mathernová
10 December 2020
Katherine Pye spoke to Katarína Mathernová about the EU's relations with Eastern Partnership countries.

CISAC Stanford: Russia's challenge to the West: A British perspective

01 December 2020
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Stephen Pifer, about Russia and the UK.

Deutschland muss in Peking eigene Interessen durchsetzen, ohne Schoßhund der USA zu werden

Sophia Besch, Leonard Schuette
27 November 2020
Der Tagesspiegel
Die Corona Pandemie hat den Großmachtkonflikt zwischen China und den USA weiter verschärft.

Deutscher Bundestag: Experten befürworten Mehrheitsentscheide in der GASP

Sophia Besch
23 November 2020
Sophia Besch a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence to the Bundestag Committee for European Union Affairs, on qualified majority voting in EU foreign policy.

President Biden: Good for Europe, but not a miracle-worker

19 November 2020
Encompass
As long as Donald Trump doesn’t stage a coup d’état, Joe Biden will be sworn in as US President on January 20th 2021, and most of Europe will breathe a huge sigh of relief.