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Commentary

Maintain the promise: The Women, Peace and Security Agenda at twenty

To mark the 20th anniversary of UN resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, Angela Kane looks at the achievements of, and ongoing pushback to, the WPS agenda. To advance the role of women in peacekeeping, a context-specific approach could be the best way forward.

6 November 2020 | Angela Kane
Global Security|Gender|Security|United Nations
Commentary

A Biden presidency and pro-democracy movements in the post-Soviet space: Recommendations for Europe

As pro-democracy movements proliferate throughout the post-Soviet space, Europe and the US have had noticeably muted reactions. But should Joe Biden become America’s next president this week, he will likely take a more actively pro-democracy position in the region. The EU should start planning for this now.

2 November 2020 | Nikita Gryazin and Daniel Shapiro
Euro-Atlantic Security|Belarus|Eastern Europe|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions|United States
Report

NATO’s DNA: The Alliance’s contribution to arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation

Simon Lunn and Nicholas Williams assess the contribution made by NATO in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. They find that arms control does not occupy a sufficiently visible or influential place in NATO’s approach to security and offer 13 policy recommendations to redress this.

30 October 2020 | Simon Lunn and Nicholas Williams
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|Conventional Arms Control|NATO|Nuclear Arms Control|Russia|Russia-West Relations
Group statement

ELN Group Statement: Appeal for the US government to extend New START

Over 75 currently serving parliamentarians from more than 20 European capitals, as well as members of the European Parliament and NATO Parliamentary Assembly, have joined forces to urge their U.S. Congressional counterparts to take action on the extension of the New START Treaty.

13 October 2020
Global Security|Arms Control|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Russia|United States
Commentary

War in Nagorno Karabakh: why now, and what to expect?

On 27th September, the ‘frozen conflict’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh entered a new phase of escalation, leading to military clashes and heavy losses on both sides. The ELN talks to Hovhannes Nikoghosyan to get his views on what is happening on the ground.

9 October 2020 | Hovhannes Nikoghosyan
Euro-Atlantic Security|Russia-West Relations|Security
Commentary

No more complacency: A robust cybersecurity strategy for Georgia is overdue

A completely secure cyber domain is no longer a viable option in today’s ever-evolving cyberspace, but effective defence can and should be structured ahead of time in anticipation of an attack. Tinatin Japaridze lays out a set of priorities to help aid the implementation of Georgia’s national cybersecurity strategy.

5 October 2020 | Tinatin Japaridze
Euro-Atlantic Security|Cyber|Georgia|Russia-West Relations
Commentary

Why the West should help civil society in Belarus

The EU, the UK and the US should come out in support of fundamental freedoms and human rights in Belarus. Doing so would mean not only staying true to their own values, but could help avoid European security being compromised by another protracted conflict on the EU’s frontier.

1 October 2020 | Katia Glod
Euro-Atlantic Security|Baltics|Belarus|Eastern Europe|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions