The significance of NATO’s June Summit is in the adoption of a tougher and more robust approach to security through a renewed emphasis on defence, deterrence and, whenever necessary, confrontation, write ELN Senior Associate Fellows Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn.
NATO leaders are gathering at their annual summit meeting this week to discuss important issues facing the Alliance. The Madrid Summit will address the Alliance’s response to the war in Ukraine, defence spending, climate security, and NATO’s strategic direction for the next decade. Here, we share some materials and analysis from the Network on these core issues.
The danger inherent in the basic structure of the Russia-West crisis itself ought to be receiving more attention, argue Malcolm Rifkind and Ian Kearns. The ELN Board members write that the lack of asymmetry of interests with Russia will make it harder to navigate a safe outcome of the war.
The ELN’s Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) has intensified its convening since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has held weekly meetings, every one of which has been attended by Ukrainians, Russians, other Europeans and Americans alike. Through these meetings, all parties involved have engaged in fruitful and frank dialogue and have retained their commitment to engagement even in the toughest of times. Below, we discuss some key takeaways from our first three months of meetings.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has already devastated Ukraine, and the situation could get even worse: Carlo Trezza argues that Russia could, for example, resort to chemical and/or nuclear weapons. To stand up to Russia’s aggression, there are many actions that both NATO and the UN can take to pressure Russia.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is set to fundamentally transform the international order. Mykola Kapitonenko argues that the Kremlin’s miscalculations could prove devastating not only for Russia but for international security as a whole, and he offers some suggestions as to how these global ramifications could be eased.
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.
On 21 July, the ELN Contact Group on Russia-West Relations met to discuss the general picture of Russia-West relations and the Ukraine war. The conversation covered specific aspects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (both current and future), questions regarding energy politics in Europe, Ukraine...
Contact Group on Russia-West Relations: What should the NATO summit do and what will it do in the context of the Russia/Ukraine crisis?
On 23 June 2022, the European Leadership Network (ELN) convened the Contact Group on Russia-West relations via Zoom to discuss the upcoming NATO summit in Madrid and what it would focus on with regard to the conflict in Ukraine. Russian and European Contact Group members shared their views on...
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...