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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.
  • Bloomberg, 17 April 2014

    As it enters Ghardaia, the road divides two communities -- the Chaamba Arabs and Mozabite Amazigh -- who’ve been clashing for five months, leaving several dead and hundreds wounded. Riot police guard the road that’s lined by scorched shops. 'There are plenty of grievances there for people to tap into,' said Jon Marks.

  • The Independent, 16 April 2014

    In crossfire of cross words over Ukraine, we should be careful what we read into statements from all sides as Russian, Ukrainian and American foreign ministers, together with EU representatives, arrive in Geneva for talks on Thursday. Neither side has a good track record with accuracy or the truth, writes James Nixey.

  • AFP, 16 April 2014

    'There is a real likelihood that this could get out of control. It’s a very dangerous game they’re playing,' said John Lough. 'By upping the stakes, what they (Russia) want to do is get the US and EU to the table, persuade them that only Russia has a realistic solution to these problems,' he said.

  • The National, 16 April 2014

    'It is difficult to try to link what drives the different separatist movements around the world,' says Sir Andrew Wood. 'But it broadly narrows down to language, religion and history – and even, in certain cases, a fondly remembered insult.'

  • Al Arabiya, 16 April 2014

    The current crisis in the peace negotiations may deliver a mortal blow to the chances of reaching a peace agreement, leaving both sides taking unilateral actions, writes Yossi Mekelberg.

  • The Economic Times (AFP), 15 April 2014

    'They [Russia] have many more levers than the EU and US to influence Ukraine. They care very deeply about the future of Ukraine... whereas there are a lot of people in European capitals who have only just woken up to the fact that Ukraine is a very big country that is now very unstable,' said John Lough.

  • AFP, 15 April 2014

    'No serious analyst ever really believed,' that the military had managed to trap Boko Haram in the northeast, said Alex Vines. The Abuja bombing 'isn't a surprise,' he told AFP. 'It's just a reminder that the threat remains. It is completely consistent with what we know about Boko Haram.'

  • Open Democracy, 15 April 2014

    Failure to address the growing disaffection resulting from the urban-rural gap threatens the country's fragile progress, writes Hameed Hakimi.

  • The Guardian, 14 April 2014

    'Putin's behaviour suggests he believes that the US and the EU have neither a concept for stabilizing Ukraine nor the appetite to bail it out economically,' said John Lough. 'He also does not appear to take seriously the threat of strong Western economic sanctions.'

  • Newsnight, 14 April 2014

    'It is clear now that some parts of eastern Ukraine want to have their own revolution but there has never been a homegrown separatist movement,' says Orysia Lutsevych.

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