ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson did an interview for China Global Television Network (CGNT) to mark the 20 year anniversary of 9/11 and to discuss Afghanistan. The interview was streamed live.
Several ELN members have signed a call to action urging heads of states to continue the work of protecting, securing and reducing the quantity of dangerous nuclear materials after the final Nuclear Security Summit.
In the recent years, the ELN’s work on the P5 Process has focused on the call for the P5 states to set up a working group to advance strategic risk reduction. In the aftermath of the P5 statement reaffirming the Reagan-Gorbachev formula, the ELN will continue to keep open the space for engagement with the P5 Process to help provide the ideas and encouragement for further progress.
The US has committed to give security guarantees to the DPRK, but does the precedent of the Budapest Memorandum mean that these will be legally binding? Italy’s former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Carlo Trezza, explores the use of security assurances vis-à-vis guarantees.