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Commentary

Rendezvous Proximity Operations: Not operating in isolation

With the increase in space activity, Rendezvous Proximity Operations (RPO) are needed to maintain a sustainable space environment. Anuradha Damale argues that technical and political solutions need to be available to mitigate the misuse of RPO technology, even to contribute to counter-space capabilities.

12 August 2020 | Anuradha Damale
Global Security|Air space|Cyber|Emerging technologies
Group statement

APLN Statement on 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Seventy-five years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the distressing reality is that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is as great as it has ever been.

6 August 2020
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Hiroshima: 75 years on and the start of the atomic age

75 years ago today the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The era of “atomic peace” that followed has been fraught with increasingly catastrophic risks.

6 August 2020 | Andreas Persbo
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|Missiles|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Policy brief

Belarus beyond 2020: Implications for Russia and the West

As Belarus heads into its most turbulent elections in decades on 9th August, Ben Challis warns that there is an urgent need to avoid a dangerous competition for influence there between Russia and the West.

3 August 2020 | Ben Challis
Euro-Atlantic Security|Baltics|Belarus|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|NATO|Russia-West Relations
Report

Overcoming disunity: Reinvigorating the P5 Process a decade on

The product of a ten-month-long effort by the ELN to explore common ground among the five nuclear-weapon states (NWS) parties to the NPT, this new report from Dr Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo offers practical recommendations for the P5 to reduce nuclear risks.

30 July 2020 | Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo
Global Security|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Iran, sanctions, and the COVID-19 pandemic

This week, Iran recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, pointing to a resurgence of the virus while its healthcare system tries to cope under US “maximum pressure”

23 July 2020 | Roxane Farmanfarmaian
Global Security|International Law|Iran|Middle East|Sanctions
Commentary

Re-evaluating space norms in a changing orbital environment

The space environment is becoming increasingly populated by non-state actors who are pursuing a range of different goals. Marina Favaro argues that new norms of governance must be implemented by the international community in order to keep space safe, secure and sustainable.

21 July 2020 | Marina Favaro
Global Security|Air space|Cyber|Emerging technologies|International Law