Dr Alexander Graef assesses the current technical challenges and compliance issues facing the Open Skies Treaty and proposes six key recommendations ahead of the Treaty’s Review Conference in October.
In the first episode of the East-West Coffee Shop podcast, European Leadership Network (ELN) Policy Fellow Ben Challis sits down with Yauheni Preiherman and Katia Glod to discuss the developing situation in Belarus following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been described as the last dictator in Europe.
Given the importance of 5G as a national security asset and an economic driver, current strategies and principles cannot be limited to national agendas. Opening up a deep transatlantic discussion on the role of 5G will be essential to ensure mutually beneficial cooperation.
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.
A coherent strategic response to China’s complex power projection on NATO member states and their vicinity can only be through a dual approach of defence and deterrence on the one hand and dialogue and cooperation on the other.
Rapid advances in cyberspace and emerging technologies such as AI and hypersonic weapons compound the risks of close calls, mishaps, and misunderstandings in the nuclear domain. To respond effectively to these new threats we need to start thinking more creatively about arms control.
In light of recent reports that the Trump administration is considering the resumption of nuclear testing, the international community should redouble its commitment to the norm against testing. The only way to close the door on nuclear weapon testing for good is to bring the CTBT into force.
Policy briefs & reports
As Belarus heads into its most turbulent elections in decades on 9th August, Ben Challis warns that there is an urgent need to avoid a dangerous competition for influence there between Russia and the West.
The product of a ten-month-long effort by the ELN to explore common ground among the five nuclear-weapon states (NWS) parties to the NPT, this new report from Dr Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo offers practical recommendations for the P5 to reduce nuclear risks.
Sherri Goodman and Katarina Kertysova explore the growing risks of nuclear incidents in the Russian Arctic and propose concrete transparency and confidence-building measures to limit them.