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The Global Security programme focuses on challenges to Europe connected with the existence nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, and their delivery vehicles. It promotes the reduction of the role of nuclear weapons and strengthening of non-proliferation regimes and arms control treaties, including the JCPOA, New START, the INF, and the NPT.

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Commentary

Kill the NPT Collapse Thesis

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often alleged to be at risk of “crumbling” or "damaged beyond repair”. Kjølv Egeland, Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of International Law, argues that this fear-mongering is unfounded. The NPT is one of the most widely supported international agreements that exist today. The challenge facing its supporters is not damage-limitation or “protecting what we’ve got” but extending the disarmament norm.

20 July 2018 | Kjølv Egeland
Global Security
Commentary

The CTBT must be part of the solution on the Korean Peninsula

Sahil Shah argues that future is yet to be written for the Korean Peninsula and a positive outcome depends on the successful negotiation and implementation of tangible assurances and strong verification of disarmament pledges. Key to the “denuclearization” agenda is North Korea having a relationship with international organizations such as the CTBTO and IAEA.

14 June 2018 | Sahil Shah
Global Security
Report

Europe, Iran, and Economic Sovereignty: A New Banking Architecture in Response to US Sanctions

With the international nuclear agreement with Iran in peril following the U.S. withdrawal from it, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Axel Hellman present a vision of a new banking architecture that could be at the heart of a European package to protect Europe-Iran economic ties and help sustain the deal in spite of U.S. sanctions.

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Latest Events

Event

Security and Defence 2018: New realities, new rules

The ELN is a supporting partner of the annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference on 12-13 March. Find out more here and join international experts across policy, industry and academia to discuss the changing security landscape.

6 March 2018
Global Security
Event

NTI CEO Ernest J. Moniz warns of growing global nuclear risks

In a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC, NTI CEO Ernest J. Moniz warned that the growing risk that miscalculation, accident, mistake or terrorism will lead to nuclear use and urged leaders to reexamine strategic nuclear policies.

24 January 2018
Global Security