An approach which aims to inject new thinking into Russia-NATO relations has been proposed by the ELN-supported Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, endorsed by former foreign and defence ministers, military leaders, diplomats and experts from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, France, Ukraine, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The proposal outlines "interim rules of the game" to allow for more transparency, predictability and risk reduction as well as for avoiding misunderstanding, miscalculation and unintended escalation.
18 leading figures from a pan-European Task Force, including Russians, Britons, French, Poles, and Turks, call for a renewal of European Arms Control.
About the Task Force
The Task Force, a select group of senior statesmen and women drawn from the key states of greater Europe, brings forward proposals to allow all countries of the region to decisively break with the costly legacy of the Cold War and focus more effectively on meeting the emerging political, economic, and security challenges of the 21st century. It addresses the causes of current levels of mistrust between key countries and actors in the region, has trust-building as a central theme in its deliberations, and sets out a rationale and vision for a cooperative Greater Europe and a range of practical steps necessary to move the international relations of the continent in that direction.
The Task Force is supported by, and draws on, independent analytical work by the following research organisations:
The Task Force is made possible by generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI).
Task Force Position Papers
The Task Force makes public policy interventions in the form of co-signed Position Papers. These papers are designed to posit workable policy suggestions on pressing security issues.
Task Force Membership
The Task Force consists of 25 senior figures from across Greater Europe.