In September, between International Peace Day, UN General Assembly Week and the COP climate summit, the ELN and the Institute for Economics and Peace convened an intergenerational group of leaders to identify the kinds of leadership that are needed to confront the global challenges facing humanity.
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The ELN’s Sylvia Mishra writes that AI-generated fake videos – deep fakes – threaten to exacerbate chaos in conflict, lower nuclear thresholds and complicate nuclear weapons decision-making. The uncontrolled use and spread of this technology requires urgent attention from the nuclear policy community.
From the climate crisis to nuclear war and technological disruption: The future of security reassessed
On the eve of the COP26 summit, Irina Ghaplanyan writes that we need to rethink our models of leadership and re-examine our understanding of human security to deal with the existential threats we face.
As COP26 gets underway next week, Tatiana Romanova writes that an EU-Russia climate partnership depends on both the EU prioritising selective engagement over resilience, and on Russia turning rhetoric into reality. A climate partnership may not change the tone of Russia-West relations but it can help build trust.
After the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the AUKUS deal, Ambassadors Tacan Ildem and Fatih Ceylan consider the implications for NATO and the EU and suggest ways to consolidate cooperation between the two organisations.
ELN members react to the news that Russia will suspend its permanent mission to NATO in response to the alliance’s expulsion of eight Russians.
The recent call between President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron has led some to believe that the US administration might be ready to shift its traditional position on EU defence. Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow at American Progress, argues that now is the time for the EU to come up with something tangible for America to get behind.
Energy trade is one of the few remaining areas of bilateral cooperation between the EU and Russia. As the EU plans to decarbonise and implement a European Green Deal, Marco Siddi looks at how EU-Russia energy relations can be preserved and reconciled with the pursuit of a climate-friendly agenda.
After finishing in third place in Germany’s federal elections last month, the Green Party are likely to claim the Foreign Office. To fix the deficiencies of the last governments and make German security and defence policy more credible they must reconcile values with ambition, writes Paul von Salisch.