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In the News

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.
  • Bloomberg TV, 3 March 2014

    'I would look very hard at the Russian economy and the impact of a strong Western response to what Russia is doing. This could be anything from targeted asset freezes, making it difficult for Russian companies, Russian state companies, to invest abroad, targeting specific individuals, these visa bans. There is a menu there,' says John Lough.

  • The Telegraph, 3 March 2014

    Chatham House’s Keir Giles warned immediately after the Georgian invasion that Russia doesn’t play by the same rules as the West; it would happen again and again, he predicted, and he’s been proved right.

  • The Irish Times, 3 March 2014

    'The West can scold Russia and cancel summits, but Moscow has at no time considered words of outrage to be a response that needs to be taken into consideration,' said Keir Giles.

  • Bloomberg, 3 March 2014

    'If you’re a major Western company looking at the Russian market for investment, you might not want to put your eggs in that basket right now,' said John Lough

  • Bloomberg, 3 March 2014

    'The situation is spiralling to a level of conflict and misunderstanding that’s unprecedented since the Cuban Missile Crisis, said Richard Sakwa. 'With talks of boycotts and other sanctions, we can only hope that companies like BP will act as a stabilizing force.'

  • Bloomberg, 3 March 2014

    'Sabah is seen as a traditional, respectable broadsheet and the prime minister seems to want to keep it in friendly hands. Since 80 per cent of his voters get their news from the print media, rather than the internet, controlling the newspaper’s message is critical,' said Fadi Hakura.

  • ABC Lateline, 3 March 2014

    'Vladimir Putin is a hardline Russian nationalist. He has said quite openly that he will protect the interests of his people. And of course, Crimea, as you know, is ethnically majority Russian and linguistically vast majority Russian. So it is on that basis and on that pretext that he has gone in,' says James Nixey.

  • World At One, BBC Radio 4, 3 March 2014

    'It would be perfectly adequate for Russia to have a notionally independent, so-called independent, Crimea under Russian control,' said Keir Giles. (11:50)

  • SABC, 2 March 2014

    'I hope that the honouring of him at Westminster Abbey reflects just how global and important he is. South Africans should not lose that vision, that South Africa's new leadership post Mandela should reconnect with those values because that’s what makes South Africa truly special and unique,' said Alex Vines.

  • Financial Times, 2 March 2014

    The West will not fight Putin for Ukraine and he knows it. That is why, in part, he felt emboldened to act, writes Nicholas Burns.

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