Blinken and Lavrov’s meeting in Geneva today is the latest in a series of meetings between Russian and various transatlantic and European actors over the past two weeks. While there has been no breakthrough, Wilfred Wan writes that these talks should be seen as a modest but necessary step in the right direction.
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The US and NATO should respond to Russia’s security guarantees proposal with a unified counterproposal that addresses Russia’s concern about NATO expansion, rolls back Russia’s own expansion in its near abroad, and creates stable and successful states in the space between NATO and Russia, writes Kevin Ryan.
This joint ELN – FRS working paper calls on the P5 to establish a sustained, open-ended and senior dialogue process on strategic risk reduction in the form of a working group.
A revival of arms control will not be possible by going back to old approaches. Instead, arms control needs to adapt to new circumstances. A new report from the Center for Security Studies in Zurich sets out a transatlantic approach on how to build a political strategy for arms control in a new landscape.
Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Supports Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear- Weapon States Affirming: “A Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought”
The EASLG welcomes the leadership shown by the leaders of China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US in their January 3rd 2022 Joint Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races.
With the 2022 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference approaching in January, Angela Kane outlines the necessary actions to unlock the potential of the RevCon and nurture creative strategic action. She argues that we need a new overarching vision for nuclear arms control, one that goes beyond the consideration of “missile gaps.”