At a time when constructive diplomatic relations between Europe and Iran may prove instrumental in efforts to stave off a regional conflict, the operationalisation of INSTEX remains an imperative.
Little can be done at the moment to resolve fully grown differences between major international actors, but a number of measures could be adopted to reduce unnecessary military risk.
Ahead of the European Parliament’s exchange of views on the implementation of Iran’s NPT Safeguard Agreement and other nuclear obligations, this policy brief outlines growing differences on the topic between Russia and the West.
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.
At present, current institutions underpinning the global nuclear order are not fit for purpose. New forums, such as CEND and “stepping stones”, serve a practical purpose of generating new ideas for promoting nuclear disarmament and reducing nuclear risk.
High-level officials from the five nuclear weapon states recognised under the NPT met in London this week for the 2020 “P5 Process” dialogue.
Following the INF Treaty’s breakdown over noncompliance allegations, picking up the pieces and rebuilding consensus on the importance of arms control will be essential in the decade to come.
Policy briefs & reports
The UK and Russia hold pivotal roles within the Non-Proliferation Treaty regime and share a common interest in its preservation and longevity. This report sets out actionable policy recommendations London and Moscow could adopt in the run-up to the NPT 2020 Review Conference.
What is the best path for Europe to take in 2020? A recent meeting of experts and officials, convened by the ELN and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), weighed the options.
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.