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Euro-Atlantic Security

Commentary

It Is Time to Revitalize Political-Military Dialogue in the OSCE

Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE, argues that it is high time that our political leadership realizes that politico-military matters can no longer be dealt with as a sideshow but are once again taking centre stage - whether we like it or not.

6 December 2017 | Thomas Greminger
Euro-Atlantic Security

European Defence

Global Security

Report

Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

On Sunday 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their work on the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). To examine the implications of this treaty for the global nuclear order, the ELN has commissioned a collection of essays, bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security
Commentary

From an Isolated Iran to an Isolated US

Hans Blix, former IAEA Director General and ELN member, argues that American concerns over Iran’s nuclear weapons intentions may be more of a marketing ploy than a real worry.

17 November 2017 | Hans Blix
Global Security

ELN in the News

Media coverage

The EU’s New Defense Pact: Marginal Gains

The ELN's policy brief "Can CARD Change European Thinking about Capabilities", by Julia Himmrich, quoted in Carnegie Europe.

17 November 2017
European Defence