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Nicholas Williams

Senior Associate Fellow

Nicholas Williams, OBE is a Senior Associate Fellow for the European Leadership Network (ELN). He was a long-serving member of NATO’s International Staff, most recently as Head of Operations for Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to this, Nick served in senior positions in NATO, EU, and British missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Iraq. He began his career in the British Ministry of Defence working on defence policy and planning issues, with multiple secondments to NATO functions during the Cold War and to the French Ministry of Defence in its aftermath.

Content by Nicholas Williams

Policy brief

Modernising conventional arms control: An urgent imperative

As the Russia-NATO confrontation 
is intensifying, hopes of maintaining a degree of control and restraint in the continuing development of armed forces are rapidly fading. This policy brief proposes twelve innovative measures to reverse the negative trend of increased military confrontation.

9 March 2020 | Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn
Euro-Atlantic Security