On Sunday 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their work on the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). To examine the implications of this treaty for the global nuclear order, the ELN has commissioned a collection of essays, bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts.
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This report, co-published by the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and the European Leadership Network (ELN), argues that President Trump’s policy on nuclear weapons challenges strategic stability, arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation within Europe.
Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE, argues that it is high time that our political leadership realizes that politico-military matters can no longer be dealt with as a sideshow but are once again taking centre stage - whether we like it or not.
President Macron suggested that, by the next decade, Europe should develop an intervention force with a common doctrine and budgetary instruments. Dr Alice Pannier, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, looks at what such an "Initiative" could look like.
Dr William Hill, Former Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, examines the role of unrecognised state authorities in international relations and conflict resolution, arguing that their agency is a crucial factor for consideration when writing policy on Europe’s frozen conflicts.
Hans Blix, former IAEA Director General and ELN member, argues that American concerns over Iran’s nuclear weapons intentions may be more of a marketing ploy than a real worry.
Dr Nick Wright, Teaching Fellow in EU Politics at UCL, argues that the United Kingdom both could and should engage in security and defence co-operation with the EU through CSDP after Brexit.
ELN Director Adam Thomson and ELN Research Director Lukasz Kulesa argue that while there will be no immediate transatlantic divorce, the US position on the Iran Deal has drawn the EU countries, Russia and China closer together as JCPOA signatories.
Oleksandr Tytarchuk, co-founder of the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation, argues that there are more pros than cons to Ukraine receiving lethal aid from the United States.