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Each year Chatham House experts, speakers and publications contribute to around 3,000 interviews and articles in the national and international media. The list below is a short selection of contributions in recent days and weeks.
  • Voice of America, 5 April 2014

    'Internationally, everybody says it would have to be led by Africa,' said Alex Vines. 'When you talk to African leaders, it’s like, ‘Well, we might consider it, but we wouldn’t be the first.’'

  • Al Jazeera, 5 April 2014

    'There must have been pressure from the Egyptians or the Saudis about the presence of members of the Brotherhood in London,' said Maha Azzam.

  • Bloomberg, 5 April 2014

    'The question of who wins is less important than the question of what they can do to restore order once in power,' said Anna Larson, who co-wrote a report on voter perceptions sponsored by Chatham House. 

  • The New York Times, 3 April 2014

    In an interview before the election, Fadi Hakura said there seemed to be little appetite in Turkey for the kind of reforms the European Union is demanding to create a more liberal, transparent and inclusive society. 'The main concern now,' he said, 'seems to be to consolidate power, not promote reform.'

  • Voice of America, 3 April 2014

    'It is the right thing,' said Alex Vines. 'But it shows the difficulties, because European politicians are thinking, ‘Well what is the exit strategy, how short can they be there?’'

  • The New York Times, 3 April 2014

    'Past summits have been unable to escape the taint of Europe’s past imperialism in Africa,' said Alex Vines. 'But both Africa and Europe have changed. With multiple suitors competing for access to Africa’s natural resources and markets, European countries can no longer assume advantage of access as a neocolonial legacy.'

  • Al Arabiya, 2 April 2014

    In typical Obama fashion, good intentions and inspiring speeches were superseded by unwillingness to mobilize the country’s leverages of power in order to make a peace agreement a reality, writes Yossi Mekelberg.

  • Wall Street Journal, 2 April 2014

    'It is a matter of considerable pride for the Chinese government to show that it can stand up and protect its citizens overseas. They haven't been able to show that,' said Roderic Wye.

  • Al Jazeera, 2 April 2014

    Communication with the Somali community can be an effective in resolving Kenya's security issues, writes Adjoa Anyimadu.

  • Deutsche Welle, 2 April 2014

    Ilya Zaslavskiy warns that Putin might need further 'boost projects' similar to the annexation of Crimea if he wants to continue distracting the population from the problems of an economy the analyst labels in 'stagnation or decline.' 

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