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Commentary

The nuclear ban treaty is coming into force. So what?

In January 2021 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force as part of international law. Michal Onderco argues that to effectively contribute to nuclear disarmament, the TPNW will need to find new strategies to build broader support.

27 November 2020 | Michal Onderco
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Nuclear prohibition: Changing Europe’s calculations

In October, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 ratifications needed to become international law. Beatrice Fihn and Daniel Högsta look at how European governments can use the TPNW to advance nuclear disarmament.

25 November 2020 | Beatrice Fihn and Daniel Högsta
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
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