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Global Security

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

It promotes entry into force of the CTBT and efforts to conclude a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT). It also addresses the threat of nuclear terrorism, gaps in nuclear materials security arrangements, and also the impact of missile defence. A sub-programme focuses on the ways in which European countries can respond effectively to the challenges of the security environment in the Middle East.

Latest Publications


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
Policy brief

The US, Europe and the Iran nuclear deal: is there a sweet spot?

Will President Trump torpedo the JCPOA or can European negotiators find a way through? Sir Simon Gass sets out a possible diplomatic sweet spot for the current US-Europe negotiations that might meet US concerns, yet keep Iran and the other parties to the deal on board.

9 March 2018 | Simon Gass
Global Security

What would a Clinton NPR have looked like?

Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, looks at how a hypothetical Hillary Clinton Administration would have oriented its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) - and how it would differ from the Trump NPR.

1 March 2018 | Alexandra Bell
Global Security

Latest Events


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

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