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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.
  • Channel 4 News, 24 February 2014

    'They could argue that it was not part of the historic Ukraine. It was something that Khrushchev gave away whilst he was drunk or something. There are people in Russia that would buy that sort of argument,' said Sir Andrew Wood.

  • The Times, 24 February 2014

    The acting government contained 'many of her [Tymoshenko's] people' but showed little sign of Mr Klitschko’s allies. 'Klitschko is the one truly national figure with no tie to her,' said James Sherr.

  • Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 22 February 2014

    'I don't see, so far, Ukrainians fighting other Ukrainians,' says Orysia Lutsevych. 'Members of the Party of Regions are playing this card, trying to say that a split is possible. But this will not get popular support in the way that Ukrainians will be willing to split, become autonomous, or join the Russian Federation.' 

  • The Spectator, 22 February 2014

    Andrew Monaghan warns that sleaze allegations are all too freely bandied between Russian political foes, and points out that a nationwide anti-corruption drive has been central to Putin’s policy agenda. Nevertheless, he writes, ‘corruption sits on the heart of the Russian body politic’.

  • Al Jazeera, 21 February 2014

    'Sanctions have not been effective. They've been at best a blunt instrument, and at worst counter-productive, for the EU. They've not changed behaviours, said Knox Chitiyo.

  • Foreign Policy, 21 February 2014

    The election of a new president will give rise to new opportunities to reset the US-Afghanistan relationship, establish a long-term partnership, and revive peace talks, write Michael Keating and Matt Waldman.

  • The Independent, 21 February 2014

    Were Ukraine a functioning democracy, Friday’s agreement under EU mediation would be significant. But in today’s Ukraine, there is a world of difference between agreements and their implementation, writes James Sherr.

  • The Telegraph, 21 February 2014

    “The very blunt answer is that Ukraine has not been a priority for No 10 and until recently it is not certain that it has even been on their radar,” said James Sherr.

  • The Week, 21 February 2014

    "It will not turn into a civil war because those who are supporting the government are not prepared to risk their lives," said Orysia Lutsevych. "Ukraine will not split because there are not significant numbers of Ukrainians who are supporting the use of violence against civilians."

  • Prospect, 20 February 2014

    The IMF, while reforming its own governance, should embrace the spirit of Bretton Woods and assess whether policy spillovers are an implicit form of 'beggar your neighbour', writes Paola Subacchi.

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