As cyber-nuclear interactions are likely to increase given trends in the militarisation of the cyber domain and the digitalisation of nuclear weapons systems, Wilfred Wan writes that nuclear-armed states must strengthen the cyber security of their weapons and should elaborate standards across the entirety of their supply chains.
As leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals agreed on a coalition deal yesterday, Julia Berghofer writes that when it comes to defence and security, the new coalition must strike a balance between pursuing ambitious projects while not losing sight of the sometimes-arduous groundwork.
On the eve of the seventh round of negotiations on the restoration of the JCPOA – or Iran nuclear deal – the ELN and the Bourse & Bazaar Foundation publish a set of creative ideas to help bridge gaps related to guarantees and sanctions relief.
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The 1985 statement that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” was first made by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at their summit in Geneva. This year, Presidents Biden, Putin and Xi all reaffirmed this principle. Why have some countries declined to reaffirm it and could this change?
As part of a series of reflections on our tenth anniversary, network members share their views on what makes good leadership.
As the COP26 climate summit enters its final day, Carlo Trezza writes that next year’s NPT Review Conference should recognise the catastrophic environmental consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.
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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.