Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy suggests that the Iran nuclear deal can act as a springboard for UN-based discussions on a new Middle East security architecture that is more inclusive and better prepared to address challenges.
The ELN continues its long-standing work on European-Iranian relations. All of the ELN’s work on Iran can be found on one page
US President Biden and his team have stated their interest in restoring alliances with Europe. Sahil Shah argues that there is no better place to start than announcing bold action on Iran and the JCPOA at this year’s Munich Security Conference, a topic that did more damage to transatlantic trust and security relations under Trump than any other issue.
In this report, Tariq Raef discusses organisational matters relating to the postponement of the review conference to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and considers the proposal to convene the conference in 2022 in Vienna, Austria.
ELN Policy Fellow Sahil Shah offers reflections on his time with the late US Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Cold War veteran and one of the inspirations behind the European Leadership Network.
As the US, China and Russia become ever more embroiled in this burgeoning competition, Europe can – and should – play a leading role in encouraging restraint and advancing needed arms control in the high-tech sphere.
Several countries, including the US and the Soviet Union, developed and tested radiological weapons before abandoning their programs. Today, there is a real risk that states may again pursue these weapons. Within the context of the P5, could now be the time to revive the initiative to ban radiological weapons?
ELN Policy Fellow Dr Katarzyna Kubiak presented her research on the relation between vertical proliferation and disarmament at the PONI 2019 Summer Conference in Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 9th July 2019.
As part of the FIIA-led research project, ‘New challenges for strategic deterrence in the 21st century’, part of the implementation of the Finish Government Plan for Analysis, Assessment and Research for 2018, Sir Adam Thomson speaks to an audience on nuclear arms control.