ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson authored an op-ed in Project Syndicate, arguing that NATO needs to develop its own ideas to respond credibly to its adversaries’ proposals and restore its leadership role. He wrote that the alliance’s leaders must recognize that reviving the arms-control agenda is the key to members’ collective defense. The article can be found here.
Brexit incentivises the discussions about the role of the non-EU NATO members – including Turkey – in European defence and security, argue Ambassadors Fatih Ceylan and Tacan Ildem. They write that a process of developing a new transatlantic compact could be launched at the upcoming NATO Summit.
62 political, military and diplomatic European leaders endorses the recommendations in the ELN report ‘EU-NATO Relations: Inching forward?’ and call on governments to improve EU-NATO cooperation.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has already devastated Ukraine, and the situation could get even worse: Carlo Trezza argues that Russia could, for example, resort to chemical and/or nuclear weapons. To stand up to Russia’s aggression, there are many actions that both NATO and the UN can take to pressure Russia.