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ELN publications feature authoritative research, high-quality analysis, diverse viewpoints and practical recommendations to address current foreign, defence, and security policy challenges. The ELN publishes policy briefs, group statements and commentaries.

Policy briefs are the result of in-depth research and offer practical recommendations to policymakers. We also feature briefs written by external experts and policy influencers and provide concise and authoritative analysis on timely issues. Group statements cover timely Euro-Atlantic security issues and are endorsed by the ELN’s network members. Commentaries are shorter website pieces written by external experts, ELN members, staff and policy influencers on current issues.

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Report

Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

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.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security|Deterrence|NATO|NPT|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Report

Changing Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Trump Era: Implications for Europe

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.

7 December 2017 | Maxwell Downman
Global Security|Europe|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Commentary

It Is Time to Revitalize Political-Military Dialogue in the OSCE

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.

6 December 2017 | Thomas Greminger
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|Conventional Arms Control|CSBMs|Europe|OSCE
Policy brief

Unrecognized Actors from Unrecognized States: Moscow’s Puppets or Inevitable Interlocutors

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.

20 November 2017 | William Hill
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|CSBMs|Diplomacy|Eastern Europe|OSCE|Risk Reduction|Russia|Security
Commentary

From an Isolated Iran to an Isolated US

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.

17 November 2017 | Hans Blix
Global Security|Iran|JCPOA|Nuclear Arms Control|United Nations|United States
Commentary

The Case for Providing Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine

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.

9 November 2017 | Oleksandr Tytarchuk
Euro-Atlantic Security|Defence|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions|Ukraine|United States