Rather than forever circling the wagons, NATO needs to develop its own ideas so that it can respond credibly to its adversaries’ proposals and restore its leadership role. As the alliance’s leaders gather this week, the ELN’s director Adam Thomson argues that they must recognize that reviving the arms-control agenda is the key to members’ collective defence.
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Dr Klaus Wittmann, ret. Bundeswehr Brigadier General argues that while NATO would be right to retain the three core tasks in the 2010 Strategic Concept: Collective Defence, Crisis Management, Cooperative Security, it should agree on two new tasks: Consultation and Resilience, and that clear instruction must come from today’s Brussels summit.
Mistakes, misunderstandings and miscalculation – reducing the risk of NATO/Russia military incidents and escalation: ELN-LIIA round table report
Ahead of the NATO and Biden-Putin Summits, the ELN and LIIA convened forty senior military and civilian experts from Russia and NATO countries to progress the discussion on NATO/Russia military-to-military dialogue.
YGLN member Katarina Kertysova and ELN Senior Associated Fellows Nick Williams and Simon Lunn have joined this episode of the East West Coffee Shop to talk about the NATO Summit on June 14 and about the new/updated Strategic Concept. They address what topics will be high on the agenda and how...
Network reflections: How should NATO interpret and respond to the recent crisis on Ukraine’s border?
Ahead of the NATO Summit, five members of the ELN’s senior network share their views and analysis
The NATO Summit on 14 June will be the first of the post-Trump “NATO is obsolete” era. While the optics for a successful summit are good, Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn consider its substance.
Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG): Advancing strategic stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, 2021 and beyond
Signed by former and current senior officials, military leaders and experts from across the Euro-Atlantic region, this statement offers a set of principles to advance strategic stability and provides steps for managing instability and building mutual security.
Turkey and the UK have great potential to strengthen their defence and security cooperation following their recent free trade agreement, write Tacan Ildem and Fatih Ceylan. To take this forward, they should elaborate a Joint Vision Paper (JVP) on enhanced Turkey-UK defence cooperation, to be shared within NATO.
Brexit incentivises the discussions about the role of the non-EU NATO members – including Turkey – in European defence and security, argue Ambassadors Fatih Ceylan and Tacan Ildem. They write that a process of developing a new transatlantic compact could be launched at the upcoming NATO Summit.