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.
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The Nagorno-Karabakh war could spiral into the most significant and the most brutal conflict in wider Europe since the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia. To halt this, European governments need to elevate their engagement in the region.
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.
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.
On the eve of the tenth Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, the P5 should establish a regular, open-ended and sustained dialogue process on strategic risk reduction to improve the international security environment.
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.
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.
In the first episode of the East-West Coffee Shop podcast, European Leadership Network (ELN) Policy Fellow Ben Challis sits down with Yauheni Preiherman and Katia Glod to discuss the developing situation in Belarus following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been described as the last dictator in Europe.
Dr Alexander Graef assesses the current technical challenges and compliance issues facing the Open Skies Treaty and proposes six key recommendations ahead of the Treaty’s Review Conference in October.