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.
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.
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.
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The response to the September 11 2001 attacks significantly transformed the global security landscape and has had far-reaching implications on the rule of law and human rights. We should be careful not to sacrifice the very same values we are trying to protect in the fight against terrorism, writes Mona Koehler-Schindler.
The ELN Director Adam Thomson reflects on the challenges facing America and the world twenty years after 9/11.
Adopt, emulate, or avoid: Lessons from the JCPOA for the Middle East’s security and arms control architecture
As the Biden administration and incoming Raisi government are set to try to find common ground to re-implement the Iran nuclear deal, Farzan Sabet and Chen Zak explore what aspects of the JCPOA regional states may want to consider in broader regional or sub-regional structures, while avoiding its mistakes.
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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.