ELN members the news that Russia will suspend its permanent mission to NATO in response to the alliance’s expulsion of eight Russians.
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The recent call between President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron has led some to believe that the US administration might be ready to shift its traditional position on EU defence. Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow at American Progress, argues that now is the time for the EU to come up with something tangible for America to get behind.
Energy trade is one of the few remaining areas of bilateral cooperation between the EU and Russia. As the EU plans to decarbonise and implement a European Green Deal, Marco Siddi looks at how EU-Russia energy relations can be preserved and reconciled with the pursuit of a climate-friendly agenda.
After finishing in third place in Germany’s federal elections last month, the Green Party are likely to claim the Foreign Office. To fix the deficiencies of the last governments and make German security and defence policy more credible they must reconcile values with ambition, writes Paul von Salisch.
Network reflections | The CTBT at 25: How might the international community better foster its entry into force?
On the 25th anniversary of the opening of signature for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), distinguished members of the ELN’s network share their views on the future of the Treaty.
The European Parliament’s latest Draft Report on the Arctic proposes taking a middle road that acknowledges geopolitical competitive realities while also opening a pathway for cooperation. Gabriella Gricius writes that prioritising cooperation on addressing transnational threats will mean the Arctic environment and relations between Russia and the West will be better off.
Lord Hannay, who co-chaired ELN’s Go Big Action Group on New START extension in 2020-21, lays out priorities for the international community in dealing with these twin threats to humanity.
Stopping the construction of the pipeline at this late stage would have destroyed one of the last bridges to Russia. Both sides can benefit from the completion of Nord Stream 2, argues Nils Schmid.
The ELN Director Adam Thomson reflects on the challenges facing America and the world twenty years after 9/11.