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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.
  • 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.

  • The Baltic Times, 14 April 2014

    'This is a test for the West in its determination to uphold international agreements. If the Budapest treaty is treated as just words and not a binding statement, people in Europe will ask – will the NATO agreement uphold, or not?,' said James Sherr.

  • Voice of Russia, 14 April 2014

    'It's unwise to issue ultimatums without being able to back them up with concrete action, but the actions that the interim government can take are actually fairly limited - they know that a heavy-handed military response to what's happening in the eastern Ukrainian towns is very likely to provoke action by Russia in response,' said Keir Giles.

  • The Guardian, 14 April 2014

    Both groups share the same concerns, are disaffected by politics and anxious about immigration, but there the similarities end, writes Matthew Goodwin.

  • The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 14 April 2014

    'The EU is going to take this very slowly. There is a much stronger push coming at the moment from the United States. But the fact that Germany, which has the closest business relationship with Russia, is talking about the possibility of going to stage 3 sanctions if Russia continues to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, is very significant,' says John Lough. (16:45)

  • The Guardian, 14 April 2014

    Prompting Europe's NATO members once again to take an interest in defending themselves will not be on the Kremlin's list of desired outcomes, writes Keir Giles.

  • Al Jazeera, 13 April 2014

    Elisabete Azevedo-Harman said 'any government that will come up from these elections, will not be able to do it by themselves, they need the support of the international community.'

  • CNN, 12 April 2014

    Putin's actions are not a response to European and American provocations. He has painted himself into a corner with a combination of strategic paranoia, dreams of Russian revanche and economic illiteracy, writes Robin Niblett.

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