At a time when constructive diplomatic relations between Europe and Iran may prove instrumental in efforts to stave off a regional conflict, the operationalisation of INSTEX remains an imperative.
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Little can be done at the moment to resolve fully grown differences between major international actors, but a number of measures could be adopted to reduce unnecessary military risk.
At present, current institutions underpinning the global nuclear order are not fit for purpose. New forums, such as CEND and “stepping stones”, serve a practical purpose of generating new ideas for promoting nuclear disarmament and reducing nuclear risk.
High-level officials from the five nuclear weapon states recognised under the NPT met in London this week for the 2020 “P5 Process” dialogue.
Following the INF Treaty’s breakdown over noncompliance allegations, picking up the pieces and rebuilding consensus on the importance of arms control will be essential in the decade to come.
In light of recent stresses to the NPT regime, what should we expect from this year’s Review Conference?
The ELN’s Andreas Persbo and Sahil Shah reflect on the recent Wilton Park Conference on nuclear non-proliferation and what awaits at the Review Conference in May.
Why the vision of a common economic space, from Lisbon to Vladivostok, can and should become reality.
The official Russian position regarding the deployments of weapons previously banned under the now-defunct INF Treaty has been framed as a ‘moratorium’. This deserves a closer study.