Chair of the ELN Des Browne and the Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Ernest Moniz have written a letter to The Times, arguing that in passing the 2021 Integrated Review London has inexplicably abdicated its longstanding leadership role on nuclear disarmament. By announcing a policy change that runs counter to President Biden’s commitment to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies, the UK also endangers the “special relationship”. The whole article can be found here.
The deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus would increase nuclear risks and undermine key nonproliferation norms, but it would not alter the strategic balance in Europe. For Russia, sharing nuclear weapons with Belarus might well backfire politically. NATO countries should therefore resist the impulse to up the nuclear ante.
ELN Senior Consulting Fellow Sir Graham Stacey co-authored a commentary in Project Syndicate with Senior Network members Dmitri Trenin and Vygaudas Usackas. They argued that "with the annual season for military exercises now upon us, policymakers must take steps to mitigate the risk of...
The recommendations of 145 high-ranking signatories on how NATO and Russia can reduce the risk of inadvertent conflict, were quoted in Daily Mail article.