Today the debate over European ‘strategic autonomy’ revolves mostly around the military aspects of the EU security and defence policy. However, the Union’s added value vis-à-vis other actors in the field has often been within the civilian realm.
NATO at 70
As part of a special anniversary series, the European Leadership Network publishes the views of network members with high-office experience in NATO, including former Secretary-Generals, on the shape and future of the Alliance.
Whilst unbridgeable differences regarding the Ban Treaty exist, the urgent need to prevent the unacceptable humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and risks this weaponry entails must be of shared concern, argues Ambassador Alexander Kmentt
Although the EU’s increased defence efforts and states’ diverging industrial interests will inevitably create tensions in the short-term, these should not be allowed to poison transatlantic relations.
Our networks are at the heart of our policy impact. Reaching right across Europe they bring together established figures with emerging leaders who are all committed to better security for Europe.
Former NATO Secretary-General and ELN member, Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues that the EU and NATO must work more closely together – as partners, not rivals.
Dr Ulrich Kuhn responds to calls that the EU could diffuse the current INF Treaty crisis by initiating independent talks with Moscow.
UK officials, foreign diplomats and British and international experts attend London-based ELN-RIAC report launch on improving NATO-Russia relations.
The European Union should step in and try to diffuse the INF crisis by initiating talks with Moscow on a follow-up agreement restraining missile deployments.
As European governments push for negotiations to restrain Iran’s missile program, a new ELN policy brief assesses its missile developments.
Ahead of the EU-China Summit, Dr Yu Jie argues that given an increasingly fractious relationship with Washington, China will be looking to adjust its strategic bilateral partnerships in Europe.
In this ELN-IISS research paper, Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland and Research Analyst Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou assess whether current PESCO projects address the EU’s identified shortfalls to any meaningful extent.
Faced with transatlantic rifts, Allies should concentrate not on grand designs but rather on implementing the Wales agenda and strengthening Euro-Atlantic security from the bottom-up.
ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson and Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland argue that a new approach to strategic autonomy is needed to provide a long-term framework to increase Europe’s ability to protect its security interests.