Deteriorating relations between Russia and NATO and the increasing capacity for rapid deployment and concentration of forces increases instability and the risk of military escalation, namely in the Baltic region. Against this background, the countries concerned could be interested in a conventional arms control regime that helps to prevent destabilising build-ups of forces and to enhance maritime security.
Based on study visits, discussions and interviews with European diplomats, politicians and strategic advisers, this report considers how European perspectives toward Russia have changed following Crimea’s annexation.
In Europe but not European, Dr Sergey Utkin examines how Russia’s unique geography has shaped its policies and relationship with ‘political Europe’.
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.
Why the vision of a common economic space, from Lisbon to Vladivostok, can and should become reality.
The current explosion in emerging technologies offers great opportunity, as well as potential perils, for NATO.
From Albania and North Macedonia to Kosovo and Serbia, the EU’s lack of unity on enlargement policy will have destabilising effects in its own backyard.
It would be reckless to forego the benefits of New START for US and Euro-Atlantic security, when as a practical matter there is nothing more effective that could be negotiated and put in place before it expires.
There is a growing reliance on high-readiness agile forces by Russian and Western militaries, but more thought needs to be given to their potential risks.
NATO needs to relaunch its sense of purpose and direction. The leaders summit in London next week should be used to initiate work on a new Strategic Concept that would focus on the Alliance’s future.
Strategic Insight Breakfast on Europe & Artificial Intelligence: What’s Europe’s stance in the global AI race?
On Wednesday 6th November, the European Leadership Network (ELN) and Salamanca Group, co-hosted the latest in their Strategic Insight Breakfast series on “Europe’s stand in the AI Race.”
In cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the European Leadership Network organised a workshop on “Managing the Collapse of the INF Treaty” with experts from all around Europe, United States and Kazakhstan.
ELN Policy Fellow Dr Katarzyna Kubiak attended NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session in Bratislava on May 1st, 2019. Katarzyna briefed parliamentary delegates representing all NATO member and some partner states on The Demise of the INF – Implications for European Security.