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Euro-Atlantic Security

This programme looks at the security environment in the Euro-Atlantic area, especially at the challenges connected with the deterioration of the relationship between Russia and the West. It analyses the consequences of the crisis for the EU, NATO and the OSCE and offers recommendations on future policy.

The Euro-Atlantic Security programme takes a wide angle view of security issues, considering, among others, nuclear and conventional arms control, transparency and confidence-building measures, terrorism and other hybrid challenges, economy and sanctions, or cyber-space.

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.

Latest Publications

Policy brief

The INF Treaty: The Way Forward

In this latest ELN Report, Katarzyna Kubiak examines the state of play and recommends measures to overcome the crisis over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

17 May 2018 | Katarzyna Kubiak
Euro-Atlantic Security
Report

Russia and NATO: How to overcome deterrence instability?

The current Russia-NATO deterrence relationship is unstable, and dangerously so. The authors argue that the interplay between the deterrence postures operated by both Russia and NATO has not been sufficiently appreciated during their development – deterrence cannot be effective if your target does not understand your actions.

Euro-Atlantic Security
Commentary

Turkey’s Relations with NATO are Undergoing a Historic Trial

Growing tensions between Turkey and its allies, particularly the United States, is a growing source of concern. Is Turkey, once considered a staunch supporter of the Trans-Atlantic security community, drifting apart? ELN member and former Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom Ünal Çeviköz shares his views.

16 March 2018 | Ünal Çeviköz
Euro-Atlantic Security
Commentary

Inherent Instability: Cyber and Space as Deterrence Spoilers

Thomas Frear highlights the poorly understood escalatory potential of modern cyber operations; arguing that the continued integration of the cyber domain with the conventional and nuclear domains has substantially increased the possibility of miscalculation and unintended escalation.

14 March 2018 | Thomas Frear
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security

Latest Events

Event

Making conventional arms control fit for the 21st century

More than 140 participants gathered on 6-7 September in Berlin to discuss conventional arms control challenges at a major conference co-organized by the German Federal Foreign Office and the European Leadership Network.

8 September 2017
Euro-Atlantic Security