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Shatabhisha Shetty

Deputy Director

Shatabhisha Shetty is the Deputy Director and co-founder of the European Leadership Network.

Prior to establishing the European Leadership Network in 2010, Shata worked at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), in the Nuclear Analysis Program. She has also held posts in the London headquarters of the British Council, the European Commission in Brussels and has worked for Members of Parliament in both Westminster and in Scotland. Shata has a Masters in International Public Policy from University College London and her current research interests include NATO, European defence and security issues, British nuclear policy and arms control.

Outside of her professional commitments Shata co-founded and co-chaired the UK Branch of Women in International Security (WIIS), a forum dedicated to advance the leadership and professional development of women in international peace and security.

Follow Shata on Twitter @ShataShetty.

Recent Publications:

(With Lukasz Kulesa) ‘The Trident Renewal Decision, the United Kingdom, and the NPT‘ in  Andrew Futter (eds.), The United Kingdom and the Future of Nuclear Weapons, (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)

The UK and the NPT Review Conference: Beyond the Status Quo?, European Leadership Network, April 2015.

Shatabhisha Shetty, Ian Kearns, Simon Lunn, ‘The Baltic States, NATO and Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe‘, Royal United Services Institute and European Leadership Network, Occasional Paper, December 2012.

Des Browne, Shatabhisha Shetty, Andrew Somerville, ‘The Importance of Political Leadership in Achieving a World Free of Nuclear Weapons’, International Relations, 24(4), Winter 2010.

Content by Shatabhisha Shetty


Reflections and recommendations: The future of non-proliferation and disarmament

Shata Shetty, ELN Deputy Director and Denitsa Raynova, ELN Policy Fellow highlight that in the current deteriorating security environment there should be no complacency over the health and future of the NPT. The case must be re-made for the security benefits of this vital treaty. The current situation can be turned into an opportunity to revisit old assumptions, re-assess priorities and consider modest, but practical arrangements which can serve as bridge-builders between polarised communities.

Global Security

Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

To examine the implications of the nuclear ban treaty, the ELN has brought together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts who present and analyse national and institutional attitudes towards the ban treaty and assess whether these are likely to change over time. The aim is to encourage a better understanding of the underlying motives and objectives of the treaty as well as the rationale of those who still remain cautious or hostile.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security