ELN Director, Sir Adam Thomson, is interviewed by the European Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium in collaboration with the Istituto Affari Internazionali, on the Non-Proliferation Treaty, US withdrawal from the INF, and challenges to European security.
The recent US allegations against Russia for violating the CTBT weaken the treaty and fuel speculation that the US might ‘unsign’ the test ban. This paper lays out the repercussions of these recent actions and offers recommendations for supporters of the CTBT.
The United States should be acting to shore up the cornerstone of European security that is the INF rather than threatening it with a collapse with its response to Russia’s poor behaviour.
In October and November 2019, the European leadership Network (ELN) and King’s College London (KCL) hosted two workshops with experts and government officials from each of the P5 countries to explore cooperation ahead of the London conference and the NPT Review Conference in 2020. This policy memo captures many of the recommendations deliberated at the workshops.