A group of UK and French leadership figures held a discussion on global nuclear policy at the National Assembly building in Paris on December 7th 2011, under the auspices of the ELN. The dinner was hosted by former Prime Minister Michel Rocard, General (Rtd) Bernard Norlain, and Des Browne. More details will follow.
Oliver Meier attacks French obduracy with regard to NATO nuclear policy, arguing that NATO should press ahead with changes to declaratory policy.
German Minister of State, Werner Hoyer, delivered a speech to the ELN at a meeting in Berlin outlining steps toward a new European security space.
Drawing on the lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis, Professor James Nathan argues that negotiating is not a mark of weakness, but a signature of the successful appreciation of national interests.