The European Leadership Network releases recommendations ahead of the 10 January meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union on Iran and the Middle East.
The ELN on Iran
With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, the European Leadership Network collates its analysis and commentaries on Iran, the JCPOA, and Middle East relations.
From Tehran, Tarja Cronberg discusses whether the Iran nuclear deal can be saved and what this could mean for Europe.
The current explosion in emerging technologies offers great opportunity, as well as potential perils, for NATO.
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.
President Macron’s recent remarks that NATO is “brain dead” can only be understood as an extension of already formulated policies, but it comes with risks, Axel Hellman and Andreas Persbo find on a recent trip to Paris.
From Albania and North Macedonia to Kosovo and Serbia, the EU’s lack of unity on enlargement policy will have destabilising effects in its own backyard.
It would be reckless to forego the benefits of New START for US and Euro-Atlantic security, when as a practical matter there is nothing more effective that could be negotiated and put in place before it expires.
Policy briefs & reports
In October and November 2019, the European leadership Network (ELN) and King’s College London (KCL) hosted two workshops with experts and government officials from each of the P5 countries to explore cooperation ahead of the London conference and the NPT Review Conference in 2020. This policy memo captures many of the recommendations deliberated at the workshops.
Andrew Wood considers what lessons, if any, are worth drawing for the situation today from the experience of navigating the Soviet-NATO interchange during the Cold War.
The UK-US-Europe ‘bridge’ on which London rested has now, for the most part, gone. Britain must now look to new styles of engagement in order to ensure strategic relevance and effective defence coordination.