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.
On 27th September, the ‘frozen conflict’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh entered a new phase of escalation, leading to military clashes and heavy losses on both sides. The ELN talks to Hovhannes Nikoghosyan to get his views on what is happening on the ground.
A completely secure cyber domain is no longer a viable option in today’s ever-evolving cyberspace, but effective defence can and should be structured ahead of time in anticipation of an attack. Tinatin Japaridze lays out a set of priorities to help aid the implementation of Georgia’s national cybersecurity strategy.
The EU, the UK and the US should come out in support of fundamental freedoms and human rights in Belarus. Doing so would mean not only staying true to their own values, but could help avoid European security being compromised by another protracted conflict on the EU’s frontier.
Dr Alexander Graef assesses the current technical challenges and compliance issues facing the Open Skies Treaty and proposes six key recommendations ahead of the Treaty’s Review Conference in October.
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.