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Group statement

Group Statement on Nuclear Arms Control

Rising complexity is neither a justification for discarding arms control arrangements nor an excuse for inaction in agreeing new measures. Over 100 members of the ELN’s senior network call on world leaders to prioritise nuclear diplomacy at the UN General Assembly

12 September 2019
Global Security|Arms Control|Diplomacy|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|United Nations
Policy brief

Outlines for future conventional arms control in Europe: A sub-regional regime in the Baltics

Deteriorating relations between Russia and NATO and the increasing capacity for rapid deployment and concentration of forces increases instability and the risk of military escalation, namely in the Baltic region. Against this background, the countries concerned could be interested in a conventional arms control regime that helps to prevent destabilising build-ups of forces and to enhance maritime security.

3 September 2019 | Evgeny Buzhinskiy and Oleg Shakirov
Euro-Atlantic Security|Baltics|Conventional Arms Control|Europe|NATO|Russia-West Relations
Commentary

Beyond the Hype: The EU and the AI Global ‘Arms Race’

The EU could play a significant role in shifting the AI debate by putting forward frameworks for the responsible design and governance of AI in Europe and the world, thus potentially mitigating great power competition.

21 August 2019 | Raluca Csernatoni
European Defence|Defence|Emerging technologies|EU|Europe|Security
Commentary

End of the INF. What now?

NATO now needs to ensure that the INF Treaty’s collapse will neither exacerbate NATO-Russia confrontation, nor lead to a destabilizing arms build-up in Europe.

2 August 2019 | Katarzyna Kubiak
Global Security|Arms Control|INF|NATO|Russia|United States
Commentary

A gloomy outlook for nuclear arms control

As most of the treaties that formed the core of the arms control system are either gone or being undermined, Russia and the United States no longer want to lead by example by carrying the bilateral burden of disarmament.

31 July 2019 | Dmitry Polikanov
Global Security|INF|Nuclear Arms Control|Russia|United States
Policy brief

Managing the cyber-nuclear nexus

There are currently no formal international agreements linking nuclear weapons and cyber capabilities, and to fill this void states have invested considerable resource to address the ‘cyber’ challenge – but what does this mean for the security of nuclear weapons?

24 July 2019 | Dr Andrew Futter
Global Security|Cyber|Deterrence|Emerging technologies|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons