YGLN member Nikita Gryazin had a conversation with former British diplomat and UK Ambassador to Russia (2000-2004), Sir Roderic Lyne. The interview is divided into three parts. First comes the past experience: on a summer in the Soviet Union, on the rule of law and on Putin’s first years as President of Russia. Second follows a discussion of current issues in Russia-West relations – how we’ve gotten where we are, on the new American administration, and on leadership change in Russia in the future. The third and final part is on the message that Sir Roderic wanted to send to younger generation leaders: “You’ve only got one life. And you want to use it in a way that really has value”. More importantly: ‘‘[Success] is about adding value in the areas where you as an individual are capable of making the world a slightly better place” – a perfect motivation for all YGLN members. Read full interview here.
Nikita Gryazin interviewed former British diplomat Sir Roderic Lyne
Julia Berghofer on the Open Skies Treaty and US withdrawal
Russia has announced its preparedness to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty (OST). In doing so they follow the US example: Washington has left the treaty over Russian violations in November 2020. This recent piece by YGLN Vice-Chair Julia Berghofer for the Netherlands UN Association (NVVN)...
The YGLN annual gathering: An invaluable venue for dialogue between young leaders from Russia and the West
In this critical period, the ELN’s Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) held its annual gathering from 13-16 June in Switzerland, sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Members met with the French and Norwegian Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Office in Geneva, as well as representatives from the Swedish, German, and Dutch Missions and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
Mareena Robinson Snowden on diversity and inclusion efforts in the nuclear community: Why they fail and what can be done
YGLN member Mareena Robinson Snowden wrote a very important Bulletin article concerning diversity and inclusion efforts in the nuclear community: why they fail and what can be done about it. She argues that they have failed for 'communities of color, particularly Black folks, in part because the...