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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.
  • Financial Times, 13 February 2014

    Nigel Lightfoot welcomed the US initiative as a way to unify the fragmented international approach to infectious disease control. “There are a lot of bilateral initiatives going on but we need to join up the dots,” he said.

  • Deutsche Welle, 13 February 2014

    The think tank Chatham House estimates the value of illegal wildlife trade at $10 billion annually.

  • Maclean's, 13 February 2014

    “There is very little space for anyone who is openly against the coup to express their views,” says Maha Azzam.

  • The Moscow Times, 13 February 2014

    Russia's leaders may not be flat-out ignoring the serious damage that endemic corruption does to the country. But the sheer scale and entrenched nature of the problem mean a dedicated, system-wide fight remains one of President Vladimir Putin's most daunting tasks, writes Andrew Monaghan.

  • New Statesman, 13 February 2014

    Syrian peace talks are promising, but much will need to be agreed (and a few Gordian Knots sliced) before there can be a lasting peace, writes Michael Williams.

  • Bloomberg, 13 February 2014

    Elephant poaching is at the highest level since a period of legal ivory trade in the 1980s that more than halved Africa’s population of the world’s largest mammals before a global ban on cross-border elephant ivory trade was approved, according to the study by Alex Vines and Katherine Lawson.

  • Newsweek, 12 February 2014

    'It's one of the few successful cooperations between NATO and the Russians,' said Keir Giles. 'Otherwise Russian officials have been very reticent about sharing practical details of how they are securing the Games.'

  • The Guardian, 12 February 2014

    The meeting is one of the highest-level gatherings to date to tackle the illegal ivory trade, which is estimated to be worth £12bn a year and has seen activity more than double since 2007, according to a Chatham House report published on Wednesday.

  • Bloomberg, 12 February 2014

    'It is hard to see the militants retaking control of the north, but they have the capacity to continue causing trouble for a long time, said Paul Melly.

  • Al Arabiya, 12 February 2014

    Responsible education has a duty to prepare the ground for conflict resolution, post conflict coexistence and reconciliation, writes Yossi Mekelberg.

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