Blinken and Lavrov’s meeting in Geneva today is the latest in a series of meetings between Russian and various transatlantic and European actors over the past two weeks. While there has been no breakthrough, Wilfred Wan writes that these talks should be seen as a modest but necessary step in the right direction.
The US and NATO should respond to Russia’s security guarantees proposal with a unified counterproposal that addresses Russia’s concern about NATO expansion, rolls back Russia’s own expansion in its near abroad, and creates stable and successful states in the space between NATO and Russia, writes Kevin Ryan.
As leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals agreed on a coalition deal yesterday, Julia Berghofer writes that when it comes to defence and security, the new coalition must strike a balance between pursuing ambitious projects while not losing sight of the sometimes-arduous groundwork.
As tensions flare between Russia and NATO countries, the ELN is sharing recent work on concrete de-escalation measures that NATO and Russia could take to reduce the risks of an unintended escalation.
Task Force on Greater 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.
13 May 2021 09:00-10:15 PDT (San Francisco) / 17:00-18:15 BST (London) The European Leadership Network (ELN) is proud to invite Rose Gottemoeller to discuss her new memoir Negotiating the New START Treaty, set to be released in May 2021. The focus of the book talk...
Russia and the High North: How Should the West Engage the Next Chair of the Arctic Council (2021-23)?
ELN Policy Fellow Katarina Kertysova spoke at a Chatham House event focusing on the upcoming Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2021-23).
ELN Policy Fellow Katarina Kertysova spoke at a Wilson Center telephonic event on Russia’s military posture in the European Arctic.