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 catastrophic accidents or miscalculations”. The whole article can be found here.
Putin underestimated Western unity and the scope of Western reactions to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, write Üzümcü, Ceylan and İldem. However, they note that had such an invasion occurred during Donald Trump’s presidency, the Western reaction may have been quite different.
ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson was interviewed by Sky News about NATO 2021 Summit. He spoke about the challenges and opportunities that Russia and China present. The video can be found here.
60 leading political and military leaders from across greater Europe have issued a group statement calling for NATO and Russia to begin a reappraisal and a swift re-implementation of the initiative.