The recent call between President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron has led some to believe that the US administration might be ready to shift its traditional position on EU defence. Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow at American Progress, argues that now is the time for the EU to come up with something tangible for America to get behind.
Energy trade is one of the few remaining areas of bilateral cooperation between the EU and Russia. As the EU plans to decarbonise and implement a European Green Deal, Marco Siddi looks at how EU-Russia energy relations can be preserved and reconciled with the pursuit of a climate-friendly agenda.
After finishing in third place in Germany’s federal elections last month, the Green Party are likely to claim the Foreign Office. To fix the deficiencies of the last governments and make German security and defence policy more credible they must reconcile values with ambition, writes Paul von Salisch.
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The European Parliament’s latest Draft Report on the Arctic proposes taking a middle road that acknowledges geopolitical competitive realities while also opening a pathway for cooperation. Gabriella Gricius writes that prioritising cooperation on addressing transnational threats will mean the Arctic environment and relations between Russia and the West will be better off.
Lord Hannay, who co-chaired ELN’s Go Big Action Group on New START extension in 2020-21, lays out priorities for the international community in dealing with these twin threats to humanity.
Stopping the construction of the pipeline at this late stage would have destroyed one of the last bridges to Russia. Both sides can benefit from the completion of Nord Stream 2, argues Nils Schmid.
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Mistakes, misunderstandings and miscalculation – reducing the risk of NATO/Russia military incidents and escalation: ELN-LIIA round table report
Ahead of the NATO and Biden-Putin Summits, the ELN and LIIA convened forty senior military and civilian experts from Russia and NATO countries to progress the discussion on NATO/Russia military-to-military dialogue.
Both Russia and NATO member states are increasing their military presence and activities in the Arctic, and threat perceptions on both sides are intensifying, write Katarina Kertysova and Dr. Alexander Graef. Cooperative aerial observation, which lies at the heart of the Open Skies Treaty, has a useful role to play in mitigating military security risks and addressing environmental challenges in the region.
Rear Admiral John Gower examines the deterrent issues arising from a future secession of Scotland and its likely desire for subsequent independent accession to the EU and NATO. A full and frank debate about the impact of Scottish secession on the UK’s nuclear deterrent is necessary to avoid significant negative implications for Euro-Atlantic security.