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The United States, France and nuclear deterrence post NPR

In the wake of the publication of US Nuclear Posture Review, Tiphaine de Champchesnel compares contemporary French and US approaches to nuclear deterrence, highlighting their broad convergence but noting also some differences.

19 March 2018 | Tiphaine de Champchesnel
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Deterrence|France|NATO|Nuclear Weapons|United States

Turkey’s Relations with NATO are Undergoing an Historic Trial

Growing tensions between Turkey and its allies, particularly the United States, is a growing source of concern. Is Turkey, once considered a staunch supporter of the Trans-Atlantic security community, drifting apart? ELN member and former Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom Ünal Çeviköz shares his views.

16 March 2018 | Ünal Çeviköz
Euro-Atlantic Security|EU|Middle East|NATO|Russia|Syria|Turkey

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|Cyber|Deterrence|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations
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|Europe|Iran|JCPOA|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Security|United States

The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the future of nuclear order

As the recent Nuclear Posture Review indicates that the United States does not know what kind of global nuclear order it sees as feasible and desirable, Europeans need to lay out their own vision of a nuclear order.

2 March 2018 | Oliver Meier
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|United States

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|Arms Control|CTBT|INF|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|United States