If handled well, US withdrawal from the INF Treaty can open up opportunities for better and more modern arms control arrangements.
The risks of miscalculation or unwanted escalation connected with nuclear signalling failure are higher than they have been for decades and are rising. Rear Admiral John Gower urges that proactive effort is required to reverse this trend.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation in cooperation with the Younger Generation Leaders Network (YGLN) organised a night owl session on nuclear risks at the Italian Embassy in Berlin.
Task Force on great cooperation in Europe
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.
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and ELN member, provides his country's priorities for the 2019 chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
While expressing pessimism regarding the overall chances for progress in EU-Russia relations, Dr Utkin suggests that moving forward on visa liberalization may offer tangible benefits for the people in Russia and EU countries.
We should put catchy labels aside when discussing the future of EU-Russia relations. Instead we need to focus on exact words and actions, damage done, promises actually made and broken, laws obeyed and violated.
To support Ukraine against Russian aggression and deter further escalation, NATO and the EU should look to World War II history and borrow a page from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Roger Hilton argues that European policy makers will have to formulate a new approach, including considering additional sanctions, to counter Russian actions and support Ukraine.
Stephen Kinnock MP writes Russia-West relations are at a delicately balanced inflection point with deep division and political over-reaching on both sides. Both sides must learn from their mistakes, and start showing the political will and leadership that is so long overdue.
A summary of the Contact Group's fifth meeting.
Alice Billon-Galland was invited to contribute to the recently published House of Lord's International Relations Committee's inquiry on the future of UK foreign policy.
ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland attended the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies conference "Is NATO Ready? Collective Defence on NATO's Northern Flank."