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Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN): Developing a new generation of leaders

The YGLN is composed of 90 members in their early careers who are rising stars and specialists in security policy, economics, journalism, law and civil society. Formed in 2014 in reaction to the Ukraine crisis, the YGLN was created to bridge the divide between Russia and the West and establish a much needed platform for understanding and dialogue at a time when relations between major powers were becoming toxic.

Membership

Consisting of 29 nationalities, the YGLN continues to provide a secure forum for future leaders to build trust and dialogue on the most pressing security challenges facing wider Europe and North America.

The membership works across four working groups: Security, Civil Society, Economics and Rule of Law. Each working group facilitates dialogue on relevant policy issues related to the Euro-Atlantic region.

Latest ELN publications by YGLN members

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Asya Shavrova comes up with five steps towards a new START extension for Russia

YGLN member Asya Shavrova co-authored an article in ‘Russia in Global Affairs’ journal that proposes five steps towards a new START extension from Russian perspective. One of the important conclusions is that ‘with sufficient political will, it would be possible to secure an extension of...

18 January 2021
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Andrian Prokip on the Energy Crisis in Ukraine

YGLN member Andrian Prokip in one of his latest blog posts discusses the current energy crisis in Ukraine, the major causes of which had been building for years. Andrian concludes that it was caused by the overregulation and restrictions, which have resulted in a far from efficient...

18 January 2021
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Andrei Yeliseyeu discusses political regime transformation in Belarus

YGLN member Andrei Yeliseyeu has recently published a timely article entitled ‘Belarus at a Crossroads: Political Regime Transformation and Future Scenarios’. One of the most important takeaways is that ‘a growing political mobilization and heightened repressions in Belarus, and hence...

18 January 2021
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YGLN Meetings

The YGLN aims to meet on a bi-annual basis in order to introduce the network to policy makers from around the Euro-Atlantic area, exchange ideas among themselves, and to determine the future development of the YGLN.