The extraordinary and unprecedented challenges to democracy inside the US indicate that the incoming administration will have its hands full at home, even as it seeks to renew US international and multilateral leadership. This will complicate and constrain efforts to promote democratic values internationally.
145 security experts from 20 countries call on leaders in the US, Russia and Europe to take a number of urgent actions in order to reduce the risks of military conflict between NATO and Russia.
The US is scheduled to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty on November 22, against the wishes of a majority in Congress and on a questionable legal basis. Peter Jones argues the other Treaty members should “stop the clock” on the US withdrawal until the Biden Administration takes office.
As pro-democracy movements proliferate throughout the post-Soviet space, Europe and the US have had noticeably muted reactions. But should Joe Biden become America’s next president this week, he will likely take a more actively pro-democracy position in the region. The EU should start planning for this now.
Simon Lunn and Nicholas Williams assess the contribution made by NATO in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. They find that arms control does not occupy a sufficiently visible or influential place in NATO’s approach to security and offer 13 policy recommendations to redress this.
The Nagorno-Karabakh war could spiral into the most significant and the most brutal conflict in wider Europe since the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia. To halt this, European governments need to elevate their engagement in the region.
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.
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.
ELN Policy Fellow Katarzyna Kubiak spoke at a Munich Security Conference Townhall on Arms Control.